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O'Brien's Tower, Cliffs of Moher

O’Brien’s Tower, Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare

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 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!.


The Burren

The Burren, Co. Clare


Horses in the distance.

Horses & riders surrounded by the Burren, Co. Clare.

Stone walls and wild atlantic in the backdrop.

Stone walls and wild atlantic in the backdrop, Co. Clare.

Horses and riders. Spot the redhead

Horses and riders with the Burren in the backdrop. Spot the redhead.

Location of the hunt surrounded by the Burren.

Location of the hunt surrounded by the Burren, Co. Clare.