A quick update on the last few days:

On Saturday night, the four of us arrived in Dublin and enjoyed a lovely dinner in Howth, a small Irish fisherman’s village situated just a few miles east of the city. On Sunday morning we made a quick pitstop at the Jameson Distillery before embarking on our road trip to the west coast. After a whole day of driving, we finally arrived at our accommodation for the evening – a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by cows, chickens and one very friendly dog.

 

Now that you’re all caught up:

There is nothing quite like waking up in the morning, making yourself a nice cup of coffee, opening the door, stepping outside to enjoy the countryside views just to be greeted with the fresh breeze of cow dung. Ahh, the farm life!

After breakfast, we started making our way up north and to save a few hours on the road, we crossed the River Shannon on a ferry, departing from Tarbert, heading to Killimer. At about 14:00, we arrived at our main destination.

Situated here on the west coast of Ireland is another natural beauty, the Cliffs of Moher. Rising 214 metres above the north Atlantic ocean and stretching almost 14 kilometres along the coast, these Cliffs will have you gazing at them for hours, guaranteed. Dating back over 320 million years, these Cliffs were originally the site of a gigantic river delta and mainly consist of Namurian shale and sandstone. Today, it’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland with over 1.5 million visitors each year. O’Brien’s Tower, built back in the 1830’s, marks the highest point of the Cliffs and offers a stunning view over the ocean. What fascinates us most is the fact that there is no safety barier of any sort. I can completely respect the Irish Government’s decision to keep it as natural as possible, but we did witness one or two tourists (I want to say idiots) playing on the edge, risking their lives to take that “perfect” photo.

If you’re planning to visit Ireland, then this stop is a must!  And let’s not forget that super dramatic scene in ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’ where Harry and Professor Dumbledore stands on the rock with the massive waves crashing all around them – that scene was shot here on location, which made the experience even cooler! Watch that scene here