The Cliffs of Moher and Galway
Updated: Apr 6, 2020
This weekend my sister (Hannah) and I have been exploring Dublin. After putting together an itinerary with advice from friends we decided we had enough time that we also wanted to spend a day outside the city. After much deliberation on where to go we decided we wanted to see the Cliffs of Moher and explore the city of Galway.
We debated getting a rental car, but as it was going to be a lot of driving and a very early start we thought it might be easier to let someone else take the wheel whilst we relaxed (or napped in Hannah's case!). We found a day trip with Irish Day Tours which took in all the sights we wanted so booked ourselves on.
After a rather early 05:30 alarm and a quick breakfast of pastries and OJ we boarded our tour to the West coast of Ireland.
First stop, the Cliffs of Moher, and my word are they worth the trip! We were extremely lucky with the weather (I think the experience would be very different on a rain soaked windy day). The cliffs just speak for themselves, they are huge. And with barely a breeze coming off the Atlantic Ocean we were able to take it all in whilst enjoying the spring sunshine.
We walked along the top snapping a few pictures, all whilst being careful not to wander too close to the edge, there's no coming back if you topple off there!
We also paid a visit to the 'baby cliffs', but don't let their name deceive you, it's still a pretty steep drop off! Here you can hop between the rocks as the waves crash into them below.
We had a quick lunch in a pretty little village called Doolin (we recommend grabbing an ice cream too!), and then headed onto Galway.
Galway is a lovely small Irish city with plenty of shopping and dining options (it's right on the ocean so plenty of fresh seafood to try too). Lots of the pubs also have live music and dancing at night. It was a lovely early spring evening, so after we had mooched around all the colourful shops, we stopped to enjoy a glass of wine with blankets wrapped around us to keep the chill off, before heading back home to Dublin.