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CLIFFS OF MOHER & INIS ÓIRR TOUR (includes a light lunch)
Offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (August 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th)

Sample Itinerary for Your Planning Reference Only
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7:15am                

  • Load coaches—departure at 7:30am

9:00am                

  • Arrive at The Cliffs of Moher, which are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare. They reach their maximum height of 214 metres (702 feet) just north of O’Brien’s Tower, a round stone tower near the midpoint of the cliffs built in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O’Brien. From The Cliffs it is possible to see The Aran Islands in Galway Bay, and The Maumturks & Twelve Pins mountain ranges in County Galway.
  • Please follow the designated paths and DO NOT STRAY from these paths as parts of The Cliffs of Moher are open and unprotected with sheer drop-offs in some areas. 
  • Please ensure all photographs and selfies are taken in a secure area and not on the cliff edge.
  • There are three platforms from which to view The Cliffs of Moher and you may also walk along the paths, but suitable sturdy shoes or boots are recommended.  The Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centre is an underground building, built into a hillside which is environmentally sensitive. The Cliffs View Café offers refreshments, lunch, snacks, and coffee.

11:30am    

  • Board your designated bus and depart The Cliffs of Moher for Doolin Pier. Arrive at Doolin Ferries and board the fast boat ferry for the smallest of the Aran Islands—Inis Óirr also known as Inisheer.  

12:00pm    

  • Depart Doolin Pier for Inis Óirr.   

12:15pm    

  • Arrive at Inis Óirr and explore the charming and unspoilt island. The main village area is right next to the beach and is enclosed by a hill with a castle and a fort at the top. The island is 3km x 3km and is easily covered by foot or by bike. There is a lighthouse and a shipwreck to be explored and you will find a strong local community still adhering to the traditional way of Irish life. 
  • Local native, Eóghain, will meet the group on our arrival and you will learn of the history, culture, economy, and everyday life on Inis Óirr.

3:45pm    

  • Assemble at Inis Óirr pier for the return journey to Doolin Pier on the mainland.

4:00pm    

  • Depart Inis Óirr by fast boat ferry to Doolin Pier.

4:15pm    

  • Arrive at Doolin Pier. Board your designated bus for the return trip to Ennis.

6:00pm          

  • Arrive back to Limerick.    


What to Bring:
Participants are advised to wear warm clothes—layers work best. We suggest a sweater, rain jacket, jeans or pants, and comfortable shoes. Temperatures may vary with rain a possibility.

Disclaimer:    
All persons participating in the tour and activities do so at the participant’s own sole risk. UWPIAA organisers of the tour are released from any claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses by participants in the tour and all persons accept full responsibility for their own selves during the tour.

Weather:
Please note the boat trip to Inis Óirr is weather and sea conditions dependent. In the event it does not go ahead due to inclement weather, we will take an alternative tour of The Black Head Drive through The Burren National Park.

Note:
This is to give an overview of the possible day’s itinerary. It is subject to change based on the seasonal times or vendors’ summer schedules being announced and will be confirmed to you in early summer.

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