Get ready to immerse yourself in Irish food, folklore, and fun in a uniquely majestic landscape.
1. THE CLIFFS WERE CARVED BY ICE
The 700-foot limestone Cliffs of Moher, stretching five miles and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in County Clare, Ireland, were carved during the last Ice Age.
2. THERE'S A HIKING TRAIL
Explore rolling hills and vertigo-inducing views on the 28-mile Burren Way hiking trail (irishtrails.ie).
3. THERE'S A VISITORS CENTER
The excellent visitors center is a good place to start your visit (cliffsofmoher.ie).
4. NEARBY DOOLIN WELCOMES DINERS AND MUSIC LOVERS
The tiny nearby town of Doolin, on the coast, is home to several pubs where high-quality traditional Irish folk music is on tap nightly; boat tours of the cliffs depart from Doolin.
5. THERE'S A CASTLE NEARBY
Kick it old school at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, where you’ll eat with your hands at a torch-lit table (admission about $11, banquet tickets from about $52, shannonheritage.com).