R0290 : Cairns, Cliffs of Moher

taken 5 years ago, near to Kilconnell, Ballylaan, Ballymacanaun and Derren, Clare, Ireland

Cairns, Cliffs of Moher
Cairns, Cliffs of Moher
Quarrying of the local flagstone was a major industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This section of the cliffs as used as a dumping ground for quarry waste, and visitors have used this to build a collection of cairns. In the distance is Hag's Head.
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  Geological interest  Quarrying, Mining  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Place (from Tags)
Cliffs of Moher  Hags Head 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 026 904 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.3942N 9:26.9331W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! R 026 904
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Cairn  Flagstone 

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