MacCOOLES - CLIFFS OF MOHER TOUR (Premium Tour)
Join us on a unique tour taking you to some of Ireland’s best loved sites. Take in dramatic vistas, see megalithic ruins, an impressive and well preserved ring fort, and take a boat tour beneath the iconic Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs are 8km long and offer panoramic views which are simply captivating. Stroll along the cliff tops and marvel at this natural wonder. The visitors center offers a short presentation about the cliffs, the surrounding area and history.
Visit Caherconnell Fort, built between the 10th to 12th centuries, used as a stronghold in the Burren region, protecting occupants from attack. Archaeologists continue their work at this site; looking for relics and discovering the secrets of the fort, its previous occupants and their way of living.
Experience the command a farmer has over his trusty sheep dog with an exhilarating sheep dog demonstration. Stand and watch him skillfully direct and drive the flock of sheep as he wishes around the field. The farmer will give you an insight into how sheep dogs are trained and learn about sheep farming as a profession in Ireland.
Poulnabrone Dolmen is an ancient megalithic burial tomb dating to around 3600 BC. Archaeologists at the site have discovered the remains of 16 adults and children, along with other artifacts. This impressive structure is almost 2 meters high with a tilted capstone and is approximately 3 ½ meters long and 2 meters wide.
We’ll have lunch at nearby Doolin Village, a cute Irish village which is known for its traditional music worldwide !
07:15 - Depart Dublin
We meet at the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street (map is linked on our booking page). You’ll board our comfortable coach, meet our legendary guide and fellow adventurers, then head west out of Dublin. There are quaint villages, lush countryside and even some castle ruins to see as we head towards Caherconnell Fort. You'll be crossing the width of Ireland this morning!
11:00 - CAHERCONNELL FORT & Sheep Dog Demo
Arriving at Caherconnell Fort, you will have the opportunity to stroll around this well preserved ring fort and take in its ancient history. If you’re lucky, you might see a few archaeologists around unearthing more secrets of the fort. Next to the fort you will have the opportunity to experience a sheep dog demonstration by the local farmer and learn all about sheep farming in Ireland. Watch these amazing dogs weave and turn the flock at the farmers wish.
11:50 - POULNABROUNE DOLMEN / BURREN NATIONAL PARK
Less than 1km away, we will find the impressive Poulnabrone Dolmen. This ancient megalithic tomb is dated back to 3600 BC. Step back in time and discover ancient architecture, history and burial customs. Learn about the Burren region, it's moon like landscape and its flora & fauna.
12:50 - LUNCH - Doolin
It's time for lunch, so we head to Doolin - a beautiful village famed for its traditional music on the edge of the Atlantic. We usually go to Fitzpatrick’s Pub where the seafood is particularly good. If you like seafood, the food should leave you very satisfied. Don’t worry if you are not a fan of seafood, there are plenty of other options available. ( lunch not included )
14:00 - CLIFFS OF MOHER - 1HR BOAT TOUR
After lunch we head to Doolin harbour just a couple of minutes away with towering views of the Cliffs of Moher at sea level. We will board our trusty vessel and take a boat ride along the base of the cliffs for 1 hour taking in spectacular cliff views from the ocean! The cliffs rise high above you – imposing natural formations surrounded by the dramatic and lush landscape that Ireland is known for.
15:15 - CLIFFS TOP WALK
Not only will you experience the cliffs from the sea but you will also get to walk the cliff tops to view the Cliffs of Moher from its iconic standpoint. You will have access to the visitors center to learn about the history of the local area, the flora, fauna and geology. We will start our journey back to Dublin at 16:00.
20:00 - ARRIVE DUBLIN
After your amazing adventure to the edge of the world and back you can reminisce about your wonderful day back in Dublin. If you would like to explore more of the emerald isle and it's natural and cultural treasures you can take a look at www.irishdaytours.ie