The large part of the Irish geography consists of greenery, hills, and streams. However, it seems, nature has also built the Cliffs of Moher in the western part of the country.

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The Cliffs of Moher, which cover the Atlantic Ocean strip of Ireland for about 78-kilometers, are located in the Clare area. Rocks with natural formations parallel to the sea in a steep manner, reaching till 214 meters from height of 120 meters. The Cliffs of Moher, one of the most beautiful examples of the Irish nature, is accessible by daily bus tours from Galway or Dublin, one of the sweetest cities in Ireland.

Standing on the top of the Cliffs of Moher, which form a 200-meter wall rising from the sea, travel enthusiasts are experiencing one of the most chilling experiences of their lives. The noise of the ocean shaking below is heard in spite of the wind’s noise, and the seagulls circling the circles below are quietly screaming.

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The Cliffs of Moher, while viewed from above, look extremely stiff and durable, but slowly disappear. From time to time, the sections departing from the sea, the soil on the cliffs loosening the rain and the surface of the rock is eroded by the combined effect of the salty wind.

The story of the cliffs starts at sea. Numerous small sea creatures, limestone floors filled with a skeleton, formed 300 million years ago. In the next hundred and even millennia, the sea has accumulated sandstones and schist deposits of different colors here. At the end of the wave movements, they all started to rise from the surface.

As you walk down the side of the cliffs, the wonderful blue of the ocean and the sound of the waves, combined with the grandeur of the cliffs, create a perfect sight. If the weather isn’t too windy, and you’re brave enough, then approaching one of the rocks and looking down will help you to see how the Atlantic Ocean hits the imposing rocks and how high you are.

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However, in severe windy weather, you must leave the road and not walk near the abyss.  the locals say 15-20 people per year due to severe windfalls from the cliffs.

As additional information; A scene of the Harry Potter Half-Blood Prince was shot here, and The ashes of the famous singer Dusty Springfield were also cast into this ocean by his brother.

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