The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland - In Photos

Posted on 24. Sep, 2012 by in Destinations, Europe Travel, Ireland, Photo Posts, Press Trips

Ahh, the beautiful Cliffs of Moher. The most interesting stop on the 3rd day of my Ireland roadtrip!

Also known to The Princess Bride fans as the Cliffs of Insanity. Yes, I will take any occasion I get to plug my love for that movie.

“- You seem a decent fellow, I’d hate to kill you.
  - You seem a decent fellow, I’d hate to die.”

And then I later on realized that there was something even better than that. But what could it possibly be?

HARRY POTTER!

The cave where Harry and Dumbledore go to find a Horcruxe in The Half Blood Prince was actually filmed right here. And I’m nothing if not a Harry Potter fanatic. So to say that I was excited is a slight understatement. I was beyond myself!

This is the path I like to call “The death cheating path”.

That’s right.

Because when you’re looking at the Cliffs of Moher from the O’Brien tower like everybody else, you can see the cliffs in all their glory. And that’s how it should be, because there is a barrier to blocks the access to the edge of the cliffs.

Well. Barrier. That’s quite a big word to describe a two-feet high metal pole.

So what do you think people do? They cross it. Defy the rules. Play with danger. Because as you can see, the path is terrifyingly close to the edge, which stands a mere 200 feet over the sea. I wonder if people are just as curious on a particularly windy day, eh? Curiosity killed the cat, apparently.

And it almost killed my friend Liam, too. While walking along the cliff, he tripped, and as any DSLR owner would do, he used his hands to protect his camera instead of himself. He didn’t fall off the cliff. But he could have!

But, defying death has a payoff - this view. A beautiful one at that. A whole different perspective on the Cliffs of Moher.

So, the Princess Bride, cheating death and Harry Potter in less than an hour? Yes please.

Disclaimer: I was a guest of Shamrocker Tours on this trip. As always, all opinions are my own.

Have you been to the Cliffs of Moher? Did you get to see the famous puffins, or were you just as unlucky as I was? Are you also a fan of The Princess Bride and Harry Potter?

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14 Responses to “The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland - In Photos”

  1. Micamyx|Senyorita

    24. Sep, 2012

    Glad I stumbled upon this post. I am planning to visit Ireland on my next UK trip. Will keep this in mind and start reading some of your Ireland-related entries. Nice pics!

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  2. Angela

    25. Sep, 2012

    Fantastic, I missed them when I was in Ireland, next time I’ll make sure I arrange a trip there.

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      04. Oct, 2012

      You missed the Cliffs of Moher?! :P That’s the first time I hear that!

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  3. Adela @FourJandals

    30. Sep, 2012

    We loved the cliffs of Moher. And I did not realise Harry Potter was filmed there, awesome! We were also pretty unlucky with the Puffins, they were just to far away to see properly

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      04. Oct, 2012

      Yes, very awesome! I’ll take anything related to Harry Potter!

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  4. You had me at Harry Potter! I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland.

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  5. Laurence

    06. Oct, 2012

    I love the Princess Bride! Such an amazing movie :D Never knew the cliffs were in Ireland.. :)

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  6. Turtle

    10. Oct, 2012

    Harry Potter AND The Princess Bride? How could these cliffs not be the most awesome place on earth?! :)

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  7. Rebecca

    04. Mar, 2013

    Walking on the “death-cheating” path is the only way to see the cliffs. It is frightening to think one wrong step and your dead but as long as you keep pushing that thought to the back of your mind, the view is totally worth the risk! It’s also worth mentioning to walk down to a large, flat rock area near where the two “safe” path split. It’s a great place to look down over the edge and stare 700ft down into the rocky ocean. Terrifying, but exhilarating. I’ll never forget doing that. And I was also unlucky with the puffins :(

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      08. Mar, 2013

      Yes, very true. I’m not one for extreme sports but this was just incredible, albeit slightly terrifying :)

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