R0392 : Cliffs of Moher

taken 5 years ago, near to Upper Ballycotteen, Lower Ballycotteen and Derren, Clare, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher
Looking down on Goat Island with the stack of An Branán Mór beyond and O'Brien's Tower in the top right hand corner. In the distance are the Aran Islands.
Cliffs of Moher :: R0492
Billed as Ireland’s most visited natural attraction, the Cliffs of Moher are a 5 mile stretch of almost sheer cliffs consisting of bands of sandstone, siltstone, mudstone and shale rising to a maximum height of over 700 feet. They take their name from a former fort called Moher (or Mhothair) which stood on the Hag’s Head, at the southern end of the line of cliffs, but which was demolished in 1808, during the Napoleonic Wars, to be replaced by the signal tower that now stands there. Near the highest point stands O’Brien’s Tower, built in 1835 by Cornelius O’Brien as a viewing point for tourists.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 11 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 29 November, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Place (from Tags)
Cliffs of Moher  Goat Island  An Branan Mor  Aran Islands  Inisheer 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 039 921 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.3003N 9:25.8425W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! R 040 919
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Cliffs  OBriens Tower 

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