28 November 2009

Ireland - Cliffs of Moher

After driving through the Burren we finally reached the famous Cliffs of Moher. The Cliffs of Moher are seen in the following films: The Princess Bride and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

According to Wikipedia:
The cliffs rise 120 meters (394 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head (Irish: Ceann na Cailleach), and reach their maximum height of 214 meters (702 ft) just north of O'Brien's Tower, eight kilometres away. The cliffs boast one of Ireland's most spectacular views...The cliffs consist mainly of beds of Namurian shale and sandstone, with the oldest rocks being found at the bottom of the cliffs. It is possible to see 300 million year old river channels cutting through the base of the cliffs.





2 comments:

Kim said...

one of my favorite photos is of that castle!

http://kahoxworth.deviantart.com/art/doolin-113207024

Hoxworths said...

That picture you did is amazing! I wanted to go into that castle but it didn't look like you could. We settled for pulling over and taking the picture.