Thing to Do
and See


There are lots of things to see and do at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre. One of the things to see is the interactive displays. Another thing to see is information on O’Brien’s Tower.

They are a model of John P Holland’s original submarine design to see. The Cliffs of Moher visitor centre has won awards because there is so much to see and do there and is a top-class visitor centre. There is lots of information about birds including the famous Puffins in the visitor centre. The vast 8 kilometres of the Cliffs of Moher bring a lot of nature’s beauty to life in the centre, with info on animals and flora in the area.

A really enlightening virtual reality movie is very interesting, the music playing brings an Irish feel with the movie bringing pleasant surprises. There are also self-guided and ranger-guided tours available also.

The Cliffs and Coastal Walking Route

Going for a walk is one of the cool things to do, and there are walkways on both sides of the visitor centre, one to the left-hand side of the Cliffs of Moher and one to the right over by O’Brien’s Tower. The walkways are fully paved and secure with stone flagging. The view is something to take in and memorable. There is a coastal route from the visitor centre to Doolin and to the left-hand side towards the Liscannor direction. See our page with Things to Do & See for more info.


The cliffs of a large number of nesting birds with over 20 different species to see. Puffins, Razorbills and Fulmar birds all occupy the cliff area. The Cliffs of Moher area is a special protection area for birds under EU law. It is an important bird area with around 20 different species of birds living there. It is taught that sometimes up to 30,000 pairs of birds live on the cliffs and the surrounding areas.


There are information displays about the Flora and plants growing in County Clare and the Burren region. Some plants and flora that grow in the Burren area only grow there and they don’t appear anywhere else in Europe. The Burren region is home to 1100 plant species, the visitor centre has lots of info on local plant species.


There is information on the forming of the cliffs and a lot of geological info about the Cliffs of Moher. Information also about one of Ireland’s national Parks the Burren is on display. The Cliffs of Moher were awarded membership as a UNESCO site.

O Brien’s Tower

O Brien’s tower was built in 1835 by Cornelius O Brien, The stone tower was restored a number of times through the years. It has been restored in 2019. It has a perfect view on a clear day of the Aran Islands in the distance, you can also see the magical Connemara on a clear day. O’Brien’s tower at the Cliffs of Moher is one of the best viewpoints in Ireland.

The Burren

The Burren is one of Ireland’s National parks, information relating to the landscape, the forming of the Burren, and the animals that live there. The Burren is a Geopark and has many old castles, Neolithic sites and Stone forts. The visitor centre has lots of information about the Burren region. The centre includes info about the local caves in the Burren.

John P Holland

John P Holland was an Irish engineer and investor. He was born in Liscannor which is very close to the cliffs. John P Holland designed a submarine which was later improved. In May 1897 his design was the first submarine to run submerged for a large distance.

The US Navy purchased his submarine designs and there are US Navy submarines named after John P Holland. The USS Holland design was also adopted by the Royal navy. There is a small model of Holland’s original submarine on display in the visitor centre.

Virtual Reality Movie Experience

The virtual reality move in the visitor centre is a cool movie, showing some of the wonders of the cliffs and nature life in the area. It’s a nice way to relax and take it all in. The movie plays for a few minutes, and the music is enlightening.

Post Card From the Edge

The Post Card From the Edge Experience enables you to be able to make a short video with Cliffs in the background on a display screen. You can then email the postcard to yourself or to friends and family. This is a cool little feature inside the Cliffs of Moher visitor centre.

FAO – Frequently Asked Questions

How much time do you need to spend at the Cliffs of Moher Ireland?

Answer –  I would recommend spending a minimum of three hours at the Cliffs of Moher, even longer will be better as there is a lot to see and do. If you want to do the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk you would want to allow at least 2 and 15 minutes each way.

Is there food available at the Cliffs of Moher visitor centre?

Answer – Yes there is food available at the Cliffs of Moher, you can get tea, coffee, sandwiches, pastries, pizza and dinner.  The food is quite good at the Cliffs!