Trip to Cliffs of Moher & Burren

An unusual day – we suddenly planned to visit Cliffs of Moher on Sunday October 5, 2014. Me, Cherry and Omkar were in Galway Coach station by 10 am and booked for Cliff of Moher & Burren trip with the Galway Tour Company. It is €20 for students and €25 for Adults.

We started at 10 am in bus and our first stop was Dunguaire Castle in Kinvarra. The castle is a 16th century tower house and is believed that the legendary king of Connact had been in this area.It was recently purchased by Shannon Development and is an operating one.

It was a 15 minutes sight visit and got back to bus. The one who came late had to sing a song or dance or both (if too late). We traveled through Corcomroe Abbey and went to the Poulnabrone Dolmen in Burren.  Poulnabrone Dolmen meaning “hole of the quern stones”  is a portal tomb in the Burren,County Clare, dating back to the Neolithic period, probably between 4200 BC and 2900 BC.The dolmen consists of a twelve-foot, thin, slab-like, tabular capstone supported by two slender portal stones, which support the capstone 1.8 m (6 ft) from the ground, creating a chamber in a 9 m (30 ft) low cairn.

Poulnabrone dolmen
Poulnabrone dolmen

The journey went through Ballyalban Fairy Fort which are the remains of lios (ringforts), hillforts or other circular dwellings; Leamaneh Castle, Kilfenora, went to have lunch in Gus ‘O Conor’s and finally reached the destination – Cliffs of Moher.

Lunch at Gus O' Connor
Lunch at Gus O’ Connor

Cliffs of Moher – It was very windy when we reached there, but thankfully no rain and lil sunny. We started to walk towards the North side wherein we have the O’Brein’s tower and there are telescopes all around which costs €2 maximum for audio enable view. At the top of the south side, we have a wonderful view looking back at the cliffs, Goat Island and the Great Stack.

South side - Cliffs of Moher
South side – Cliffs of Moher

while going back to Galway, we went through Doolin, Black Head, Fanore Beach where some of them were doing surfing, Ballyvaughan and reached Galway Coach station around 6.30 pm.

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