Cliffs of Moher 13.08.2016


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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.

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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.

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In the beginning it was quite crowd. Though after a quick rain people vanished.

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The height of cliffs vary from 120m to 214m (near O'Brian tower). It's really very high. And the view is extremely picturesque.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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"

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In clear weather you can see Aran islands from here. It seems much closer from here, then from Galway.

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