Cormac’s Coast offers private guided walking tours with zoologist, marine biologist, and ex Cliffs of Moher ranger Cormac McGinley. These walks include The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, the shoreline exploration walk, and the fossil walk.
The Cliffs of Moher have become the most iconic natural site in a country with no shortage of natural beauty. So much so that they now attract upwards of 1.5 million visitors yearly.
If you would like a more personalised and in-depth experience of the cliffs, one of these tours may suit you. The walks can be tailored to concentrate on aspects that interest the booking party the most.
The general tour includes information on the geology and natural processes that have created and shaped the cliffs, and the mammals, birds, and marine life that make their home there. It also includes details about the plants and wildflowers, the history of human habitation in the area going back thousands of years, the maritime history of the West Coast and Aran islands, some aspects of local folklore, and perhaps one or two stories from Cormac’s 11 years working as a ranger at the cliffs.
This hike is a roughly 3-hour traverse of Mullaghmore (in Cormac’s opinion, one of the most impressive walks in the Burren). It takes in views of the Burren uplands and lowlands. The region is a protected habitat which consists of hills and valleys, with some of the largest stretches of limestone pavement in Europe. This walk takes place inside the bounds of the Burren National Park. Information will be provided on the geology of this region as well as on its unique mix of flora, the extensive human history of the region, which possibly dates back 12,000 years, and the impact this has had on shaping the landscape seen today. If luck prevails, you can encounter some of the region’s wildlife, including Irish hares and herds of wild goats.
Good to Know
Participation fees: fees apply.
Open months: open March to November.
Cool for kids: aged 13 to 17.
Rainy days: all outdoor.
Toilet facilities: on-site, with changing rooms.
Parking: pay car parking at the Cliffs and Doolin Harbour. Free car parking in the Burren.
Details are subject to change. It is always advisable to check the operating dates, times, prices, and other information on their website or directly with the activity before visiting or booking.