Thursday, October 29, 2015

County Clare and the Cliffs of Moher

 We departed the beautiful village and drove northwest
across County Clare to Lahinch on the coast. 
Lahinch (Lehinch), a seaside resort, is a popular with vacationers, golfers and surfers.  


We continued 6 miles north along the coast of County Clare 
to the amazing Cliffs of Moher. Ireland's most visited natural attraction.
O'Brien's Tower in the background was built in 1835 by Cornelius O'Brien,
of Bunratty Castle fame, to encourage tourists.  
 

 


 The visitor center is built into the hillside and contains a large gift shop, 
restrooms and a tea room.  The structure is a unique cave like structure
which minimizes the visual impact of the fabulous scenic location.
 Hiking paths and the cliffs go on for miles. 
Traditional Irish music was being played along the pathways. 

7 comments:

racheld said...

I have no words for the grandeur of this---what an experience!

racheld said...

PS:

I've been meaning to ask if I might use a picture or two from your brunch of January 2013---the ones of the "flower tea" in the clear pot.

I've been writing a Paxton People piece on a party in which the hostess doled out just a few sips into each cup because those tea flowers were so expensive, but she wanted all the guests to "have a taste."

thanks,

r

Marilyn Miller said...

Beautiful!

relevanttealeaf said...

What an amazing trip! I'm behind in my blog reading and anxious to go back to the beginning of your trip so I can see it all.

Lady Linda said...

How wonderful that you get to travel so much. I love your adventures.

Bernideen said...

I feel like I can just hear some Irish music. Isn't this exciting. I love the photo of the 3 of you! That should go in a special Irish frame!

Joy said...

Hiking paths with Irish music playing - that sounds wonderful!

 

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