R0290 : Cliffs of Moher

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

Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher
Looking north along the cliffs. In the background can be seen a section of the cliffs where quarry waste from the local flagstone quarries was tipped over the cliff edge.
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  Quarrying, Mining  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Place (from Tags)
Cliffs of Moher 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 026 904 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.3780N 9:26.9344W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! R 024 902
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Cliffs  Flagstone 

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