O’Brien’s Tower is an Irish tower overlooking the Cliffs of Moher, a tourist site located in County Clare, Ireland. Magnificent, this building is one of the most beautiful observation points on the Irish coast. Not to be missed if you like breathtaking views, on exceptional cliffs!
O’Brien’s Tower marks the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher. From here you have one of the best views of the cliffs. The opportunity to admire them, take some pictures, and measure how impressive and majestic nature can be!
The tower itself is said to have been built in 1835 by Sir Cornellius O’Brien, Member of Parliament. The original idea was to offer English tourists a place to admire the cliffs. At that time, the tower had a tea room, with a large round table and wrought iron seats. In short: enough to put the travellers at ease, and allow them to enjoy the spot in the best possible comfort!
Another legend is said to exist about this tower: many Irish people say that the owner built the tower to impress the women he was courting. It must be said that the place is madly romantic!
Nowadays, the tower is in perfect condition, and is one of the most touristic spots in the country. It is there that travelers go on foot to enjoy a breathtaking panorama. It is easily accessible by following a secure ramp that runs along the cliffs. Once arrived, the observation post is ideal and will allow you to admire the Atlantic Ocean and the magnificent dark cliffs that plunge vertically into the ocean floor!
Possibility to take advantage of paying binoculars to better enjoy the panorama.
On a clear, unobstructed day, the view can extend as far as the Loop Head Peninsula at the southern tip of Clare County. Here you can also see the mountains of Kerry. If you turn north, you can even see the Twelve Bens (Connemara’s iconic mountains!). To the west, you can also see the Aran Islands… But of course provided that you benefit from optimal conditions, and clear skies!
access included in the price of the visit to the Cliffs of MoherOpening hours: