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Warnings and Dangers in County Clare: The Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher Warnings and Dangers

The Cliffs of Moher are located in the scenic region of Burren in County Clare, Ireland, and is visited by about a million people per year. Here are the warnings and dangers visitors have mentioned after they have walked along the cliffs and returned home.

High Winds

Unexpectedly high winds can blow across the land and can make you feel like they can blow you over the side of the cliffs if you aren’t ready for them. You should always stay away from the edge in case some high winds come along and make you lose your balance.

Stay on the Official Path

The path is there to protect you and the environment. Strolling off of the path and getting near the edge of the cliffs can be very dangerous. You might think that you are walking on grass, but when the cliffs erode, they erode from the bottom up. The patch of grass that you think is safe to stand on might not be supported by land underneath it. Standing in a wrong spot can cause the patch of grass to give away and you can end up plummeting 390 feet down to the water.


There are a lot of birds living on the cliffs like Atlantic puffins and razorbills and some people like to collect their eggs. This is not allowed since it will disturb the fragile habitat the birds count on to survive and it will take you perilously close to the edge of the cliffs

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about the warnings and dangers in Country Clare at the Cliffs of Moher.

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