The Majestic Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

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Ireland's majestic Cliffs of Moher at sunset Ireland's majestic Cliffs of Moher at sunset

The majestic Cliffs of Moher, jewel of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way seen here on a sunny evening's sunset as the golden rays of sunlight illuminate the 200-plus metres elevation of shale and sandstone sedimentary rocks.

The Cliffs of Moher have long been one of Ireland's most popular natural sights and tourist attractions with over 1,500,000 visitors per year, and rightly so. The 9 miles / 14 kilometres of cliffs catch the bright evening's sunlight as it streams across the wide expanse of Atlantic Ocean. The cliffs along with the nearby Burren are a UNESCO Geopark.

There may be millions visiting the cliffs but here on this evening it was just two of us who were photographing and what a sight! We were briefly joined by a tourist in from New Jersey on his first visit to Ireland and who had been photographing earlier along the stunning coastline.

Join me on a photography tour/workshop on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way - here at the Cliffs of Moher to practice photographing with long exposures, sunset photography or in Connemara to photograph blue hour in that special part of Ireland.


Darren McLoughlin

Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

Cancer survivor.

Ask me about travel in Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

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