Cliffs of Moher 13.08.2016
The most popular tourist attraction in Ireland is cliffs. Every year here come more than a million people. Sometimes there are so many visitors, that sometimes there is not enough space on parking (which costs 6 euro btw), in this case people are redirected to find parking somewhere else. Local farmers figured out that it's easy to make money on it. So they suggest to park a car on their field just for 2 euro.
Cliffs Moher take its name from old fort Moher, which was demolished in 1808. They did it to provide built material for new telegraph tower.
In the beginning it was quite crowd. Though after a quick rain people vanished.
The height of cliffs vary from 120m to 214m (near O'Brian tower). It's really very high. And the view is extremely picturesque.
There are many birds are living in this cliffs. Around 30 thousands of them. In 1989 the territory was put under special protection as wonder of nature.
Several years ago there was a competition to have a name "Seven wonders of nature". Cliffs of Moher passed to 28 semi-final list, though it didn't pass to final list of 7 wonders.
Small rain which I mentioned in the beginning was really easily seen from a side. It was possible to see how it slides, where is its border and how it's still raining in one place and is already over in another.
This place is often filmed in movies. One of the most famous: "Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince" and "Far and Away". U2 used the view from cliffs to Atlantic ocean on album "No line on the Horizon"
In clear weather you can see Aran islands from here. It seems much closer from here, then from Galway.