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While I was in Dublin I also decided to go on the Paddywagon tour to the Cliffs of Moher. 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! For budget travelers, the Cliffs of Moher tour is affordable!
Paddy Wagon Tours
Paddy Wagon tours gives student discounts and goes to other locations as well so make sure to check their site. 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 for the 30 minutes we stopped there, but I could have done without it. Had there been more time, there may have been things to do, just not sure.
Another stop on the Paddy Wagon Bus Tour 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 Moher Tour
A note about the Cliffs of Moher, 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 of Moher are really pretty and were well worth the trip. 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 of Moher tour, we went to Bunratty Castle, it was okay, but not worth the while to get there. Once again, if I had more time, it may have seemed more worth it. I’ve heard great things about Bunratty, but I just didn’t experience it. It’s surrounded by restaurants, as you can see, so it looses some of it’s regal effect. However, it is the most complete castle in Ireland, they have done a lot of restoration on it. After, our stop at Bunratty Castle we headed back to Dublin! The Paddywagon tour Cliffs of Moher is about twelve hours long so it will be a whole day trip. However, I do feel that it was well worth the time and money spent.