The Moher Tower is a ruined square tower located at the southern end of the Cliffs of Moher on Hag’s Head. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, it has a breathtaking view of the sea and the Irish coast. An exceptional viewpoint!
There are many doubts about the date of construction of the Moher Tower. However, some would attribute its construction to the fifteenth century. This tower would have made it possible in the past to monitor approaching ships and alert the population in case of attack.
Square in shape, this tower is about 10 meters high and has 2 floors as well as 2 watchtowers.
The apparent ruins suggest that a chimney heated both floors, and the exterior walls have been largely eroded and damaged by the sea air.
Now without a roof, the tower is now abandoned and is inhabited by many species of seabirds, which seem to like to nest there to shelter from possible storms (you will come across many puffins, seagulls and crows … etc.).
It is also one of the attractions that are an integral part of the Cliffs of Moher. Many tourists are photographed there!
The Moher Tower has a serious charm because of its position facing the ocean. You will be able to enter the enclosure to admire the internal architecture, but be careful: a ruin is still dangerous!
Note that you will also be able to admire nearby another tower, this time in perfect condition, which dates back to the Napoleonic wars. This one also offers a breathtaking view of the ocean.