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Cliffs of Mohar

Listed under Dramatic, Rugged Coastlines in Galway, Ireland.

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At their highest, sheerest point, the Cliffs of Mohar rise 214metres out of the Atlantic Ocean just north of O'Brien's Tower, but they snake dramatically around the coast for another eight kilometres to their lowest point, 120metres below Hag's Head.   

Atlantic Puffins and hundreds of other species of bird make their homes in the cliffs – there's thought to be around 30,000 birds living here.  On a clear day the view from the cliffs is one of the most spectacular in Ireland – all the way across the Galway Bay to the Aran Islands.  Both of these are excellent reasons to visit, and this remote looking spot is one of Ireland's most popular tourist destinations.  It keeps its remote look because its visitor centre is build into the rocks before the cliff.

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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These cliffs were used in the filming of The Princess Bride - in the film they play The Cliffs of Insanity.

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