The photos of Cliffs of Moher are so absolutely jaw dropping you are crazy if you don’t want to go there!
Also, many movies have been filmed there including the sixth Harry Potter film (Dumbledore and Harry stand there while looking for horcruxes).
The Cliffs are an easy day trip from Dublin. OK, maybe not easy, it’s a long day. But it is possible if you want it bad enough. I chose Wild Rover Tours for the day trip at 40 Euros a person. It was a 13 hour bus trip that would take us from Dublin to the Cliffs, a stop in the Burren and then a stop in Galway before heading back.
Of our 13 hour bus tour, I think we spent eight of it actually on the bus.
Dublin and the Cliffs are on complete opposite sides of Ireland. It took us three hours just to drive to the Cliffs. And the bathroom on our tour bus was out of order. We did stop about 45 minutes into the trip for breakfast and a bathroom break but about an hour later.
We did get two full hours at the Cliffs though. Unfortunately, it’s Ireland, so it rained most of the time we were there. But the rain did stop long enough for me to get a few photos of the Cliffs in the sun.
As always, the photos just do not do it justice. They are so incredibly beautiful and huge!
Then it was back on the bus for us. About 40 minutes later, we stopped in the Burren. It’s an area of Ireland on the west coast that is almost completely covered in rock. We only stopped there for about 20 minutes.
Then it was back on the bus to Galway. Chelsea and I spent so much time enjoying the views at the Cliffs that we never got lunch. By the time we reached Galway at 3:45 p.m., we were starving. Big mistake not to bring snacks or even a light lunch!
Galway is very small compared to Dublin. We only had about an hour and 45 minutes there so we grabbed some lunch and walked through the shops in town. And of course, I had to have gelato!
Back on the bus we went for two and a half hours back to Dublin. Our tour guide told us we would not be stopping no matter what because there was no place to actually stop. So we made sure to hit the bathroom before we got on!
Two Aussie girls did the tour much better than we did. They took the tour the day before ours and instead of taking the two and a half hour drive back to Dublin, they stayed the night in Galway and took the bus back the next day with us. I would have done this instead so I could have seen a little more of Galway.
But Ireland is beautiful and it’s only a quick six hour flight away from New York so hey, I can easily go again! And so can you.