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Postcards: The Cliffs of Moher (IE)

My niece was wrapped in five layers of clothes and she also had her mittens and hats (yes, hats) on, yet among the first things uttered by the adorable 15-months-old was “cold cold”. Oh, she was happy to be out of the car, cheerfully demanded we hold her hands so she can “walk walk” – no one can accuse the girl of not knowing what she wants! – but the wind was strong and relentless. Not too many steps later, she gave up battling the wind-opposed walk in favour of being carried by her mummy, and only her mummy.

After taking a few obligatory scenery and family photos, her parents decided it would be best to take her into the visitors’ centre where it would be warm and cosy. Meanwhile, Frédéric and I stayed on for a short walk along the designated visitors’ path, partly to admire the beautiful cliffs, partly to stretch our legs after a long drive in from Wexford. I’ll let the photos take you through our path.

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Oh if only the weather was brighter and sunnier that day – it can be just so magnificent up there! It has been years since I last visited the Cliffs of Moher, and only now I found out there is also a ferry tour one can take to view the cliffs up from the sea. However, we have arrived too late for any cruising that day, and we needed to move on to Galway too, ahead of touring Connemara the following morning.

A massive thank-you shout-out to my brother, Andrew, for taking some time off work and to drive us over several hundreds kilometers in a couple of days, just so we could introduce the west coast of Ireland to Frédéric. Along the road trip, it was fun too to play peek-a-boo and other little games with my niece at the back of the car. She’s smart, chatty, and my heart melted each time she bashfully called me “gu-gu”, the term to address an aunt from the father’s side of the family. Happy days :D



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4 scribbles & notes

  1. med says:

    Looks nice n chilly heheheh ;)

  2. Sarah says:

    I love the Cliffs of Moher but the last time I went I was a bit disappointed by the high prices of carparking, plus the too-loud music blasting from the visitor center.

    • Lil says:

      Yeah, it is a bit pricey (€6 per head, and not even including the O’Brien’s Tower!) but no loud music blasting this time round. Next time what we could do though is perhaps access it a bit further away since there’s path that leads all the way through anyway…? ;)

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