Inis Oirr and Cliffs of Moher “Land & Sea" Day Tour

 

 

Inis Oirr and Cliffs of Moher – “Land and Sea” Day Tour

Enjoy a wonderful experience with this exciting Land & Sea Tour. Spend a few hours on Inis Oirr/Aran Islands, enjoy lunch and then cruise beneath the Cliffs of Moher for a close up view.

Inis Oirr

Inis Oirr is the smallest of the Aran Islands and is characterized by its distinctive charm and Burrenesque landscape. On approach and arrival, marvellous natural vistas and historical sights are immediately gained.

We will take you on a magical procession through mixed historical and vast geological time. Though bounded by the ever-changing Atlantic Ocean, Inis Oirr has a surprising array of historical sights – remnants of successive waves of human culture that have swept over this beautiful and wild island.

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are 5 miles long and 700 ft high at it’s highest point near O’Brien’s Tower.

From here the views are breathtaking – East to the Burren landscape, West to the Aran Islands & Galway Bay, North to the Twelve Pins & Maamturk Mountains in Connemara and South to Loop Head and beyond to the Kerry Mountains.

The Trip

We leave Clareville House B & B or collect you at your base and head to Doolin, Co Clare for a short trip aboard the Doolin Ferry Express to Inis Oirr. We take a Pony & Trap Ride – No traffic jams here !!! – Marvel at the small fields with dry stone walls and unique water troughs. Visit the Plassey Shipwreck, St Caomhan’s 10thC Church & Cemetery and Cnoc Raithni (Hill of Bracken) – Bronze Age Burial Mound and the oldest monument on the island. Learn the history of the Napoleonic Signal Tower and the O’Brien Castle Ruins.

 

On the Island & the Sea

Enjoy a wonderful Lunch in Teach an Tae/Aran Café Tea Rooms with it’s heritage menu and homegrown ingredients.
Then it’s back on board the ferry to experience 300 million years of history as we sail beneath the Cliffs.
We get close to “An Branán Mór”, the great sea stack, which is home to Ireland’s largest mainland nesting bird colony. You will pass the sea cave from ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’ and the famous surfing spot “Aill na Searrach” on your journey back to Doolin Pier.

Kilfenora

We then bid farewell to the Atlantic Ocean and head to the Burren Centre in Kilfenora Village for an insight into this unique and fascinating Burren region. Visit an exhibition dedicated to the music and history of the internationally renowned “Kilfenora Céilí Band” and enjoy the Craft Shop & Tea Rooms. Ramble through it’s ancient Cathedral and learn why the Pope is still the Bishop of Kilfenora!

Arrive back to base refreshed after a wonderful day’s tour!

Our Price will include: Transport throughout the day, Return Ferry Trip to/from Inis Oirr and Cruise to the Cliffs, Pony & Trap Ride and entry fee to the Burren Centre, Kilfenora. (You pay separately for lunch).

Contact us now for further details of this amazing Tour!

NOTE:
Some of the details above may change due to circumstances on the day.
Price on application depending on the number of people in your group.

We are flexible – If you have a particular tour you would like to do, we would love to hear from you.

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