Cliffs of Moher

Our second guided tour was to Dunguaire Castle and the Cliffs of Moher on Wednesday. Ben almost didn’t make it. At 9:45 a.m., the tour bus started to pull out of Galway Coach Station, while Ben was still in the station (in his defense, the bus was leaving 15 minutes ahead of schedule).

After Ben was on board, we drove to Dunguaire Castle, where we took photos but unfortunately didn’t go in.

These buildings were just down the street from the castle. Our guide told us they’re more in the English style than Irish, and that the straw for straw roofs is shipped in from Poland.

After the castle, we went to the “baby cliffs” (I’m not sure what they’re called, since the stop was unplanned; our guide referred to them as the “baby cliffs”). Ben was brave and ventured out on a ledge.

Finally, we went to the Cliffs of Moher.

There were two paths at the cliffs – a more dangerous path on the left that is closer to the edge of the cliffs and an easier path on the right. We took the path on the left (not my first choice).

On the way down the cliff, I met this dog, who put his paw in my hand when I tried to pet him. He was tied up next to his owner, who was painting the scenery.

On the drive back, we visited a prehistoric grave site called Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb. It’s older than the pyramids.

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