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Experience the Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher
Our accommodation is situated just a short drive (8 minutes) from the Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs take their name from an old fort called Moher that once stood on Hag’s Head, the southernmost point of the cliffs. The writer Thomas Johnson Westropp referred to it in 1905 as Moher Uí Ruis or Moher Uí Ruidhin. The fort still stood in 1780 and is mentioned in an account from John Lloyd’s a Short Tour Of Clare (1780). It was demolished in 1808 to provide material for a new telegraph tower. The present tower near the site of the old Moher Uí Ruidhin was built as a lookout tower during the Napoleonic wars, not too far from out B&B.
The visitor experience won an award in the Interpret Britain & Ireland Awards awarded by the Association of Heritage Interpretation. Although the award was specifically for the Atlantic Edge exhibition, the AHI assessed the entire visitor centre and site which is just a short drive from our B&B. The citation stated that the entire visitor centre was “one of the best facilities that the judges had ever seen.”
Ferry trips which depart just down the road at Doolin Pier, will allow you to view the cliffs from sea level, or if you would prefer your feet firmly planted on solid ground they are just an 8 min drive away. Local guided walks to the cliffs along the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Trail are also available.
A Birds-eye view
Kay’s House is centrally located along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – a great base to explore the Cliffs of Moher by land or sea, the Aran Islands from Doolin Pier,
and the Burren region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.