Cliffs of Moher

Getting there

The Cliffs of Moher are located on the west coast of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way , close to Liscannor Village in County Clare. The Oakwood Hotel in Shannon is located less than a 50 minute drive from the Cliffs of Moher and on the doorstep of Shannon Airport which is the main access point to the west coast of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way.


The Cliff’s of Ireland are one of Ireland’s most iconic and and famous sights. The Cliffs of Moher is Ireland’s most visited attraction with over 1 million visitors each year. The Cliffs take their name from a ruined promontory fort ‘Mothar’ – which was demolished during the Napoleonic wars in the early 1800’s, to make room for a signal tower at Hag’s Head. The word ‘Mothar’ in old Gaelic means ‘the ruin of a fort’.

The Cliffs stretch for 8km and reach 214m (702 feet) in height at their highest point. The Cliffs offer a stunning multi-faceted experience of Ireland’s incredible west coast. On a clear day the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara as well as the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry are all visible from the cliffs.

Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre

After viewing the cliffs, The Visitor Centre allows you to immerse yourself in a completely sensory and all-enthralling experience of the area. The Cliff exhibition is the exciting interpretive centre. A huge domed cave at the centre of the building, it contains a wealth of fascinating information and displays to delight, inform and fascinate visitors of all ages.

Here you can enjoy interactive experiences, images and exhibits to help understand the history, mystery and natural wonder of the Cliffs.

If you are looking for a hotel near the Cliffs of Moher, The Oakwood Shannon is your perfect choice.


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