Killarney, Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland (Day 9)

The next morning we packed up and got back on the bus.  After a bit of driving and a short ferry ride, we arrived at the very windy Cliffs of Moher.  We had a little over an hour to explore the cliffs and grab lunch.  We were amazed at how many people would get way too close to the edge of the cliff to take pictures.. bad idea!  Especially with how windy it was.

View from the Ferry
The Cliffs of Moher
O’Brien’s tower
Cliffs of Moher

After the Cliffs, we continued on our way but stopped for a quick look at The Burren, Ireland’s smallest national park; the area we had a few minutes to explore was covered in limestone pavement.

The Burren, Poulnabrone portal tomb in the distance

Then we went on to our home for the night, Dromoland Castle.  It was so sweet, when we went to our (huge) room there was a little Dromoland Castle bear for Ella.  We explored the grounds in our free time before dinner and found a garden and lake nearby.

Our room (Lisa Ella and me)
Gate to the garden
Exploring the gardens at Dromoland Castle

Dromoland Castle
Swan by the lake

That night we took group pictures at the entrance to the castle and just inside and then had a formal dinner.  Unfortunately our family ended up getting split up because there weren’t enough seats for us available at one table.

Family photo outside of Dromoland Castle

Itinerary: “Depart Killarney and travel across the countryside of Kerry to the River Shannon. A short ferry ride will bring you across the river to the Clare coast. Journey to the stunning 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for awe-inspiring views of the mighty Atlantic and the Aran Islands. Then, travel through the vast limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue past scenic countryside to the fairytale setting of Dromoland Castle. Overnight in this castle and toast your magnificent trip during a fabulous formal dinner.”