Friday, May 27, 2011

Cliffs of Moher

Saturday began the same as all the rest, stuffing ourselves with a delicious breakfast.  We departed Dingle and began our quest for Doolin.

When we arrived at the ferry crossing, we were alarmed to discover the charge would be €18.  Money-savers that we are, we opted to take the more scenic route and avoid the toll.  Along the way, we were happy to find several ancient castles.

Glin Castle

Castle in Askeaton

Bunratty Castle

Once we made it to our destination, Atlantic View B&B, we were starving.  We ate lunch at Stone Cutters Kitchen, a family-owned restaurant just up the road.  I had the meatloaf, served with a salad and chutney.  Austin had mussels.

We would've eaten outside, except Austin forgot his jacket (again), so we only got to enjoy the sunshine for a moment.  After lunch, we dropped off our laundry, then explored town for a little while.

I could've died and gone to heaven, right there in that shop.  Nevertheless, we had more sights to see!

 We hiked up to the Cliffs of Moher.  The view was absolutely breathtaking, and definitely worth the trip to see.

We could've stood there for hours, watching the waves crash against the rocks.

We were slightly amused by this sign.  Notice how many people are trespassing beyond the cliff, where there is no saftey guardrail.  Of course, that would explain the accompanying sign, in memory of those who've lost their lives at Cliffs of Moher.


We retired back to the B&B for a cup of tea and cookies.  That evening, we went out for dinner at Fitzwilly's in Doolin.  We shared the Irish lamb stew, and it came with a giant bowl of potatoes.  We laughed, finding it strange that a stew which already contained potatoes would come with a side of potatoes and bread...the Irish love their potatoes!

After dinner, we ran into the Houstonians we met at the B&B we'd stayed at the night before in Dingle.  They were a married couple enjoying a vacation to Ireland, and happened to have a similar itinerary as us.  Since Doolin is an incredibly tiny town, it wasn't surprising that we bumped into them.  The four of us walked over to O'Connors Pub and enjoyed a lovely conversation and drinks.

We went to bed, giddy honeymooners reflecting on another amazing day in Ireland.


  1. what an amazing day! thank you for sharing all the pics too!

  2. I wouldn't wander out onto those cliffs - Way to scary!

    Gorgeous pictures, keep 'em coming :)

  3. Congratulations on your wedding. Can't wait to see the pictures. Looks like you're having a wonderful time on the honeymoon!