Cliffs of Moher5
Cliffs of Moher5

Cliffs of Moher App Helps Plan Visit

If the Cliffs of Moher is on your itinerary of places to go when you visit Ireland, you’ll be glad to know that there’s an app to help with that.

This news page contains affiliate links and I may earn compensation when you click on the links at no additional cost to you.

A perfect view of the cliffs. Photo: Tourism Ireland.
A perfect view of the cliffs. Photo: Tourism Ireland.

The newly launched app includes an audio-guided tour, with tracks from local guides as well as information about the cliffs, links to maps, and other information that is sure to make your trip to the County Clare and Wild Atlantic Way region a memorable one.

Free WiFi is available throughout the nearby visitor center building and viewing platforms, which will make it easier to access the app.

people looking at cliffs Cliffs of Moher app
The Cliffs of Moher attracts over a million visitors a year. Photo: Tourism Ireland.

Radio presenter Conor Tallon narrates the Cliffs of Moher app’s 13 audio tracks, with additional contributions from people with knowledge of the rich history, geology, flora, and fauna of Ireland’s most popular and visited natural attraction.

You’ll also find tips on how to plan your visit to the Cliffs of Moher, when is the best time to visit, as well as information on other nearby places to explore.

See the Cliffs of Moher on an “Ireland Bucket List” Aer Lingus Vacation*

*Includes air, breakfast, tours, hotel, and car for 7+ nights

About the Cliffs of Moher

The cliffs, which gained UNESCO Global Geopark status in 2011, stretch for 5 miles (8 km) and reach 702 feet (214 meters) at their highest point.

sunset over the ocean with a cliff tower nearby the Cliffs of Moher
O'Brien's Tower on the Cliffs of Moher. Photo: Niall Cosgrove for Failte Ireland/Tourism Ireland.

O’Brien’s Tower is also a much-photographed attraction.

The tower was built in 1835 by local landlord and Member of Parliament Sir Cornelius O’Brien as an observation tower for English tourists visiting the area.

The Cliffs of Moher coastal walk. Photo: Dimitry Anikin, Pexels.
The Cliffs of Moher coastal walk. Photo: Dimitry Anikin, Pexels.

To view the cliffs, you’ll need to take the paved pathway to the top. If you want to explore more of the region, think about taking the 20-km (12 miles) Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk, which connects the towns of Liscannor and Doolin.

The interior of the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre.
The interior of the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre. Photo: Irish Fireside,

The visitor center includes exhibits that explore the different elements of the cliffs, including their connection to the ocean, nature, and humankind.

a boat in the water Cliffs of Moher app
A cruise boat at the base of the cliffs. Photo: By JackOfAllTrades at English Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0,

If you want to get up close to them, you could take a cruise from Doolin, available from mid-March through the end of October.

Audio commentary is available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.

Or, you could watch the virtual reality cliff-face adventure in the center’s theatre.

Other Attractions Nearby: The Burren

The surrounding County Clare landscape is also a place of great beauty and that is particularly evident in the Burren, a UNESCO Global Geopark that is part of the Burren National Park, one of six protected regions of Ireland.

flowers in between stones Cliffs of Moher app
Its limestone landscape was formed as sediments in a tropical sea that covered Ireland approximately 350 million years ago, and the remains of corals, sea urchins, sea lilies, and ammonites can still be found there.

There are several ancient monuments to be found in the Burren.

The most familiar and much-photographed one is the Poulnabrone Dolmen.

a stone monument Cliffs of Moher app
The Poulnabrone Dolmen is prominently located on the Burren in Co. Clare. Photo: Carina Chen.

The large monument dates from the Neolithic Period (between 4,200 and 2,900 BC) and consists of three standing portal stones supporting a heavy horizontal capstone.

When the site was excavated in the 1980s, the remains of about 33 humans were found, along with various burial objects.

Free guided walks of the Burren are available during the summer season.

You can download the app from Apple App Store and on Google Play.

Leave a Reply