Not as famous as the White Cliffs of Dover, the Cliffs of Moher are the striking image of the rugged west coast of Ireland. A visit to the Emerald Isle without visiting the Cliffs of Moher would be incomplete.
We drove out from Dublin and stayed in the town of Doolin, County Clare. It’s at the northern end of the Cliffs and there is a ferry to the Aran Islands from there. We had wanted take the ferry, but the waves were so violent we couldn’t go.
Driving south to the visitor’s center, we passed picturesque Doonagore Castle. The island in the distance is a portion of the Aran Islands.
There is the obligatory visitor’s center and an €6 admission fee. It was April, yet cold and incredibly windy.
We walked to O’Brien’s Tower, which was built in 1835 specifically for tourism.
Once we had our fill of the striking cliffs, we wanted a quick coffee for the drive to our next destination. We saw a little bit of home in the gas station.
Tim’s is a Canadian and Michigander staple, yet franchises can’t be found south of Ohio. And we found it in County Clare. It tasted like home.