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The Cliffs of Moher

Ever since I went to the Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland I couldn’t WAIT to blog about it. This is by far one of the most beautiful places I’ve been in the entire world, and I get around!

Very few places are actually bigger and more majestic in person than in photos, and the Cliffs of Moher is one of those places. Josh and I both let out a collective “whoa” when we arrived, that’s how incredible it is.

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Cliffs of Moher was the number one thing that we wanted to do in Ireland, so when Josh finally arrived in Dublin we drove straight across the country to the cliffs.

We arrived there around 7pm, and it turns out that was the perfect time to be there! All of the tourists, tour guides, and tour buses had long gone, and the booths and shops near the parking lot were closed. This meant that we didn’t have to pay admission and didn’t have to deal with the crowds. In fact, there were only a handful of people there, and due to the massive size of the cliffs it felt like it was just us and nature. It was a really incredible feeling, and we kept saying how glad we were that we got there so late.

Plus, since the west coast of Ireland literally gets dark at midnight in June (crazy, right!?) we still had plenty of time to explore…

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Since no one was around it wasn’t long before we left the path and began exploring along the edge of the cliffs. Carefully.

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We didn’t hang our feet over the edge for long, it was too scary! Especially since Josh isn’t afraid of heights, but is “heights aware” as he puts it!

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Apparently we were the only ones who were creeped out by the edge, this girl was climbing everywhere!

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

As the sky began to change color, we started exploring the other side of the cliffs.

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I took one jumping photo, and Josh took about 30.

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Kidding, he didn’t actually want to take jumping pics. Weird. But he did take this awesome picture (and insisted I give him credit!)

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

After exploring the cliffs for 3 or 4 hours, we finally sat down and just enjoyed the beauty.

Cliffs of Moher Ireland - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

It went by too quickly, and I was truly sad to leave such a gorgeous place. Don’t just put the Cliffs of Moher on your Ireland to-do list, do yourself a favor and add it to your bucket list. It’s THAT epic!

And please take me with you! I miss it…

~A

For all of my Ireland travel posts, click here.

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