Doolin and Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, Ireland

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by CiaranCReilly, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 18, 2012
    Ciaran Reilly
    I spent last weekend in Doolin, Co. Clare, and hiked to the Cliffs of Moher. Doolin is one of the most colourful, fun and friendly places I've been in Ireland and really worth a stop over. There are hundreds of buses from here to most of the major cities, so there's no excuse!


    The newish Cliffs of Moher visitor centre is tastefully disguised. Entry is €6 unless you come on foot...


    ... which is best achieved along a coastal path from Doolin itself. Plus, this approach offers some different views of the cliffs.



    Then there is the more common view...


    We stayed at a fantastic fun hostel called Aille River Hostel.


    There's a resident dolphin, who's more friendly to some than others....


    ... and even when the weather is bad it's best to keep positive.


    All taken with E-PM1, Panny pancakes and Industar 69.
  2. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Thanks for posting these. I do want to get back to Ireland sometime and Co. Clare is certainly high on my list. :smile:
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Awesome, beautiful and interesting! :2thumbs:
  4. xvvvz

    xvvvz Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 2, 2013
    >>There's a resident dolphin, who's more friendly to some than others....<<

    Is that Dusty the dolphin or something similar? I was reading a news story today about a dolphin in Ireland that could go from nice to mean in nothing flat. It hates underwater camera flashes and had injured some swimmers. Lifeguards were going to start putting up warnings when they saw the dolphin come near the swimming area.
  5. xvvvz

    xvvvz Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 2, 2013
  6. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    He likes hot chicks in bikinis!! The rest of us can FO! < I'm channeling Carl Hiassen >
  7. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Very cool to see it again, my wife and I visited years ago (unfortunately before I was into photography) and it was a highlight of our trip to Ireland. We were there outside tourist season, so it looked a little different - if I remember right we were the only people there at the time :tongue:
  8. lakemcd

    lakemcd Mu-43 Regular

    May 27, 2013
    Your pictures bring back some great memories. Thanks
  9. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    I visited last December and my wife and I were the only visitors that morning. But it was so overcast and foggy that you couldn't see more than a few feet ahead of you. Your images make me want to visit again - on a sunny day!
  10. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 18, 2012
    Ciaran Reilly
    Thanks for all the kind comments!

    Yes, it is Dusty the Dolphin, although I enjoyed watching her swim quietly that evening before I heard about the attacks! I hope that she will be left in peace now.

    It was very busy when we visited, although certainly not overcrowded. Definitely one of the coolest places I've been in my own country.
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