As we were driving from Galway to Dingle, we made a stop at the Cliffs of Moher.  Apparently, they were filmed as the “Cliffs of Insanity” in one of my all-time favorite movies – “Princess Bride”.

It was a beautiful day, and Mr. Selfish and I got to spend a great deal of time exploring the Cliffs of Moher.  Admission was only 6 euros per person.  The Cliffs were totally worth the price of admission!

Ireland Trip Report

  1. Ireland Overview
  2. Driving in Ireland
  3. Castles, Castles, and more Castles
  4. Kylemore and Connemara
  5. The Cliffs of Insanity!
  6. The Loop Around the Dingle Peninsula
  7. Searching for the Best Guinness in Dublin
  8. 6 Hotels in 7 Nights! Part 1
  9. 6 Hotels in 7 Nights! Part 2
  10. Ireland’s Fine Eats – Part 1
  11. Ireland’s Fine Eats – Part 2

First, we headed to the right of the visitor center in order to climb O’Brien Tower, which cost an extra 2 euros per person.  Unfortunately, the Tower is not that high and the view from the top is mostly obstructed.  I would not recommend paying the extra fee to “climb” O’Brien Tower.

Then, we headed to the right of the visitor center.  We reached a point at the Cliffs where there were no longer railings.  There were also warning signs stating, “Danger – Hazard Area” and “Do Not Enter.”

But the mere signs could not deter us from the beautiful view, and we continued on.  Boy, was it worth it!  The view from the outer most edge was absolutely breathtaking.

I would recommend completely bypassing O’Brien Tower and heading as far down the right cliffs as possible.  It was beautiful.

We also met a nice fellow from Dublin, who informed us that he decided to take off from work and drive the three hours from Dublin to visit the Cliffs since there was hardly ever such perfect weather there.  Yes, we lucked out.