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Monday, July 30, 2012

Ireland Trip - Cliffs of Moher

As described in Wikipedia:  The Cliffs of Moher (Irish: Aillte an Mhothair) are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. They rise 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head, and reach their maximum height of 214 metres (702 ft) just north of O'Brien's Tower, eight kilometres to the north. The cliffs receive almost one million visitors a year.  
The cliffs take their name from an old fort called Moher that once stood on Hag's Head, the southernmost point of the cliffs

Jolene climbed the hill via these stairs while I crutched up the path alongside it.

O'Brien's Tower is a round stone tower near the midpoint of the cliffs built in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O'Brien to impress female visitors.

Most of the rock fences we saw in Ireland had rocks placed horizonily like this one but there weren't always capped with rocks like this.

The visitor center was built into the side of a hill.

There were also shops built into the hill.

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