Ireland: Cliffs of Moher- Part 5

After the day at Knock, we had one last night in Galway before getting back on the road. I seriously needed another couple of days in Galway, even though Joanna said it wouldn't take long to see the sights.
Browne Doorway in Eyre Square. Our hotel was just up the street about a block from here (also called John F. Kennedy Memorial Park...he visited the square in June 1963).

Another view of Eyre Square. There is a sculpture depicting Galway Hookers (mind out of the gutter...they are ships) to the left of Browne Doorway.
1 last view of Galway
The next morning, we were on our way to Killarney. We had a scheduled stop at the Cliffs of Moher, but our driver made a stop as we were going through The Burren so we could take in the sight at a photo op:
Thanks, M, for the use of this picture and the one below! :)

Galway Bay in the background.
The Burren is one of six national parks in Ireland.

The landscape was so different from home but so pretty.

Next stop: Cliffs of Moher. M kept telling me, "Wait until we get to the Cliffs of Moher; you aren't going to believe it." It was amazing
The first thing we did was walk to O'Brien's Tower.

The views were just spectacular. It seems that every step I took, the view was just more beautiful.

I think that's the Aran Islands.

I'm not a big fan of heights, but you can't go the Cliffs of Moher & not walk along them. I never felt like I was being pulled to the edge, or that I was even very close to the edge. Luckily, the day we were there wasn't exceptionally windy.

A scene from "The Princess Bride" was filmed here.

I told these 2 men that they were very brave!

This is the closest I got to the edge.

Just for perspective: those are people near the edge.

As you can see, there are no rails to keep people from getting too close to the edge. We met 2 ladies in Galway the evening before we left; they went to the Cliffs that day...the day we were in Knock...the day it was raining sideways. One of the ladies said she stayed at the Visitors' Centre because it was so windy.
I didn't go all the way to the point at the end; M was waiting for me at the Visitor's Centre & I had no concept of the time.

It was a day full of beautiful views. We met back at the van and continued on our way. We had the choice to get there quickly or take our time. At that point, we were all tired & just wanted to get to Killarney. We crossed the River Shannon by ferry:
Thanks for the picture, M!
Next up: Killarney and the Dingle Peninsula.


  1. Oh my gosh. Breathtaking views. The pictures are amazing and make me only wonder at how beautiful that was in person. Wow. (Did I mention my maiden name is Kelly?)

  2. OH my gosh! The edge of those rocks and cliffs. My hands are sweaty - LOL! But the views!!! God's wonder never ceases!


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