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Killarney to Dublin: Cliffs of Moher worth it?

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Killarney to Dublin: Cliffs of Moher worth it?

It would make for a very long day on our last day in Ireland. Is it worth taking up the whole last day of driving to make a short pit stop? Are the Cliffs really worth it?

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Western Ireland...
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1. Re: Killarney to Dublin: Cliffs of Moher worth it?

Cliffs of Moher viewing are weather dependent.

Southampton
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2. Re: Killarney to Dublin: Cliffs of Moher worth it?

For that much of a detour i would say no.

Fanore, County Clare
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3. Re: Killarney to Dublin: Cliffs of Moher worth it?

To view the Cliffs without crowds of people then you really have to be there before 10.30am and after 6pm which may not fit into your schedule

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4. Re: Killarney to Dublin: Cliffs of Moher worth it?

So let’s assume I’m there at lunch time. Crowds probably wouldn’t be a deterrent since this may be my only trip to Ireland and my only chance to see the Cliffs. Is it worth the extra 4 hours of driving I would have to do that day to see them?

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5. Re: Killarney to Dublin: Cliffs of Moher worth it?

I understand they are weather dependent. Let’s assume the weather is good on my last day in Ireland. Let’s also assume this will be my only trip to Ireland in my lifetime. Are the cliffs impressive enough that I should spend my whole last day in the country driving so I make sure not to miss seeing them?

County Cork, Ireland
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6. Re: Killarney to Dublin: Cliffs of Moher worth it?

I personally do not understand why the Cliffs of Moher are so popular and in my opinion there are far more interesting and less exhausting day trips from Dublin.

Saginaw, Michigan
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7. Re: Killarney to Dublin: Cliffs of Moher worth it?

Coastal Views near Dublin - including cliffs - are linked to, below.

Not the Cliffs of Moher but much more accessible and enjoyable as a day trip on your last day in Ireland.

Plenty of alternatives should the weather not cooperate:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g18660…

Edited: 25 May 2018, 14:33
Cork, Ireland
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8. Re: Killarney to Dublin: Cliffs of Moher worth it?

NO. not for that detour

Waterford, Ireland
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9. Re: Killarney to Dublin: Cliffs of Moher worth it?

I agree. No to an extra four hours in the car.

Miami, Florida
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10. Re: Killarney to Dublin: Cliffs of Moher worth it?

Personally, I would do it. The images I've seen of the cliffs are spectacular. I'm going in June and this is going to be a must-see. But that's a long ride just for a day trip. It's up to you actually. How important is it to you? :)

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