I hit Doolin at the weekend with great aspirations to take on the Cliffs of Moher Coastal walk from Doolin to Liscannor. We limited our Saturday night to a few tipples in Gus O’Connor’s pub, carb loaded with a full Irish breakfast and decked out in our waterproof gear. We could have taken on Everest.
As soon as I stepped outside the door of our b&b, I knew we would be lucky not to get blown away in the car. So, we decided to skip the ‘remote and exposed cliff top path’ (according to Irishtrails.ie) and instead just walked from the Cliffs of Moher car park to O’Brien’s Tower!. Even that was a bit unnerving for me as the gusts got the better of me at times.
From here we called to O’Looney’s in Lahinch for a coffee and to check out the waves before hitting north along the coast in the comfort of our car. While driving up the coast we met a hunt at Fanore with approximately 25 horses, riders and hounds jumping stone walls and exploring the rugged countryside. No foxes were involved as far as I could see. We finished off the day with lunch in Ballyvaughan before heading home to the tropics of Kilkishen. Talk about the wild atlantic way, I will be checking the forecast next time!.