Hello my lovelies, i hope y’all are enjoying the thoughts of starting another weekend in few hours “oh goodness, this week is pretty fast”.
Oh it’s my 10th post ‘yaay’
On today’s post, let leave the islands, parks, resorts and the beaches. we want to talk about raising our heads up to behold something great and beautiful.
My love for nature lately is beyond my own imagination. i think my imagination is now booming green ‘nature’
So before i show this awesome cliffs in Ireland, just click this link right below this paragraph to enjoy awesome stories, entertainment, fashion, health and fitness, relationship talks, amazing tips and tutorial and a lot fictional romantic stories by me.
THE HISTORY OF CLIFFS OF MOHER IRELAND
The Cliffs of Moher are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. They rise 120 meters (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head, and, eight kilometers to the north, reach their maximum height of 214 meters (702 ft) just north of O’Brien’s Tower, which is a round stone tower near the midpoint of the cliffs that was built in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O’Brien. From the cliffs, and from atop the tower, visitors can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south. The cliffs rank amongst the most visited tourist sites in Ireland and receive approximately one million visitors a year. The closest settlements are Liscannor(6 km south) and Doolin (7 km north)
The cliffs take their name from an old promontory fort called Mothar or Moher, which once stood on Hag’s Head, the southernmost point of the cliffs, now the site of Moher Tower.
The cliffs are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland and topped the list of attractions in 2006 by drawing almost one million visitors. Since 2011, they have formed a part of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, one of a family of geotourism destinations throughout Europe that are members of the European Geoparks Network.
The €32 million facility was planned and built over a 17-year period and officially opened in February 2007. Facility exhibits include interactive media displays covering the geology, history, flora and fauna of the cliffs. A large multimedia screen displays a bird’s-eye view from the cliffs, as well as video from the underwater caves below the cliffs.
The visitor’s center charges €6 per adult, with children under 16 admitted free. This covers parking, access to the visitor center and Atlantic Edge exhibition, and a contribution towards conservation and safety at the cliff.
The cliffs consist mainly of beds of Namurian shale and sandstone, with the oldest rocks being found at the bottom of the cliffs. It is possible to see 300-million-year-old river channels cutting through, forming nonconformist at the base of the cliffs.
There are an estimated 30,000 birds living on the cliffs, representing more than 20 species. These include Atlantic puffins, which live in large colonies at isolated parts of the cliffs and on the small Goat Island, and razorbills. The site is an Important Bird Area.
The Cliffs of Moher have appeared in numerous media. In cinema, the cliffs have appeared in several films, including The Princess Bride (1987) (as the filming location for “The Cliffs of Insanity”), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), and Leap Year (2010). The cliffs are mentioned in the Martin Scorsese film Bringing Out the Dead (1999) and are noted in the 2008 documentary Waveriders as the location of a large surfing wave known as “Aileens”.
In music, the cliffs have appeared in music videos, including Maroon 5’s “Runaway” video, Westlife’s “My Love”, and Rich Mullins’ “The Color Green”. Most of singer Dusty Springfield’s ashes were scattered at the cliffs by her brother, Tom.
so for my trekkers, hikers, this cliffs are everything but not for me *laughing* i just love the greenish color and they are beautiful.
thanks guys for you constant love and support, a beautiful island is coming up tomorrow and i have something amazing to post.
history source: Wikipedia