Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

The Cliffs of Moher (August 2013)

The Cliffs of Moher were definitely one of the biggest highlights of Ireland. Because they’re kind of remote, I decided to book a spot on a tour bus for the day. It was the first tour bus I took during the entire 6 weeks, but I think it was a good choice. I saw a lovely family farm, tons of beautiful landscape, and of course, the cliffs.

First, the drive –

Arriving at the Connolly Farm, established 1720 –

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This cute little goat had duct tape on his horns to prevent an accidental goring while playing around.

This was a fairy tree, part of traditional Pagan culture. You’re supposed to tie something to the tree and leave it to signify leaving your troubles behind.

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There were some incredible views from the top of the hill! That abbey is from the 9th century.

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I loved being up there. At one point everyone layed down on the ground (this region is known for having the driest ground in all of Ireland) and just listened to the wind and the absolute silence. It was so calming.

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Goodbye farm!

This tomb dates back all the way to the times of the pyramids.

Now, the Cliffs of Moher!

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At their tallest point, they tower 702 feet above the ocean.

It was so thrilling to stand by the edge and feel the wind coming straight up at me. There were even a few cows grazing near the path!

Speaking of wind……

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Ha! I love that picture.


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I hope you enjoyed the pictures! These are the last ones from my 6 week jaunt. Next up, a short highlights video and then pictures from my visit to Washington. 🙂

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This entry was posted on December 5, 2013 by in Ireland, Photos, Travel and tagged , , , .
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