O Brien's Tower


The beautiful O Briens tower dates back to 1835. The tower was built by Cornelius O Brien who was a prominent landlord in the local area. Cornelius was a relation of the famous first High King of Ireland the great Brian Boru.

Cornelius O Brien was an MP of the British parliament. There is a monument acceded to Cornelius on the road up the cliffs on the left-hand side of the road from Liscannnor. The tower was used for entertaining guests and social events.

If you need information on the visitor centre and pricing at the cliffs, see our Visitor Centre page here.

O’Brien was the first person to recognise that the Cliffs had the possibility of being turned into a tourist attraction. O Briens tower has been restored a few times over the years, more recently in 2019, it is a special place to view the coastline of Ireland and the Aran Islands.

There is a charge of 4.00 euros to climb up O Briens tower and see the beautiful view, it’s a perfect spot for a selfie! The view is something else, you get a great view of the Cliffs Of Moher from the height and the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding area. 

Tickets can be purchased in the visitor centre, it’s really worth the small fee to climb up and experience the wonderful view.

FAO – Frequently Asked Questions

Who built O’Brien’s towers at the Cliffs of Moher?

Answer –  O Briens tower was built by Cornelius O Brien in the year 1835, he built the tower to entertain guests in the area. The tower was used to enjoy meals and the views of the special area surrounding the tower. This is one of the best observation towers in Ireland because of its location.

How much is it to climb O’Brien’s tower and check out the views from the tip?

Answer –  The entry fee is 4.00 euros to climb O Brien’s Tower and learn the history and this amazing observation tower that’s in a special location.