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While I was in Dublin I also decided to go on a bus tour to the Cliffs of Mohr. The tour was the Paddy Wagon bus tour. A word to the wise, you’re on a bus for about twelve hours, make friends with the people next to you, it will make it bearable! However, it was a cheap tour and got me to where I wanted to go. Paddy Wagon also gives student discounts and goes to other locations as well so make sure to check them out. On the way to the cliffs, they stopped at a few other locations, such as the Kinvara Fishing Village. I wasn’t impressed with this place. Maybe it was because there was hardly anything going on, but I could have done without it.
Another stop was a Benedictine Abbey, this place was really gorgeous. No one lives here anymore, it’s just ruins around this area. It’s surrounded by hills and greenery. Next stop was the Baby Cliffs, not all that thrilling. There was a stop off for lunch then it was onto the Cliffs of Mohr.
Cliffs of Mohr
A note about the Cliffs of Mohr, don’t lean on the electric fence to move out of the way for people coming along the narrow passage, you will get shocked! So much for being nice! The Cliffs are really pretty. If you’re lucky you’ll get a day like I did that was really clear. I had heard that it can get pretty gloomy out there and you can’t see too much when it does, so check the weather before you go. Also, wear good shoes, you’ll be doing a fair amount of walking. After the Cliffs, we went to Bunratty Castle (below), it was okay, but not worth the while to get there. It’s surrounded by restaurants, as you can see, so it looses some of it’s effect. However, it is the most complete castle in Ireland, they have done a lot of restoration on it.