1. For amazing cliffs, try visiting Slieve League Cliffs in Donegal, instead of the Cliffs of Moher
The 200 meter high (700 foot tall) Cliffs of Moher on Co Clare’s coast are a towering landmark and probably Ireland’s most iconic sight to behold. But as magnificent as they may be, the narrow cliffside path is often bottlenecked with people jostling for the same view, which takes a bit of the magic out of the experience!
A great alternative instead to avoid tourism crowds in Ireland are the dramatic Slieve League Cliffs in Donegal, Ireland’s most northwestern (and officially its coolest!) county. And the best part? The Slieve League Cliffs are actually taller, clocking in at 600 meters (1,900 feet), making Slieve League nearly three times higher than the Cliffs of Moher! The exceedingly dramatic sea cliffs are far less visited than the cliffs in Clare, so you can enjoy the panorama without the crowd. For an insider’s tip, hike up the Pilgrim’s Path from Teelin village to climb up the back of the cliffs.