From the Cliffs of Moher to Giant's Causeway, Ireland is full of awe-inspiring natural wonders.
The awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher, stretching 8 miles along the western Atlantic Coast near the town of Dongal, aren’t for the faint of heart; there’s no fence between you and the 650-foot drop to the sea below.
The Ring of Gullion, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a breathtaking volcanic landscape in Northern Ireland that dates back more than 60 million years.
In County Clare, the Burren consists of 116 square miles of naturally interlocking limestone slabs. Contrasting Irish flora thrives by the limestone in the Burren, nourished by a system of underground streams and rivers that rise to the surface during Ireland's wet weather.
Ireland is known for its amazing cliffs. Top of the list is Slieve League on Donegal’s west coast; it’s one of the highest marine cliffs in Europe. The straight 985-foot drop from Slieve League into the crashing Atlantic below is sure to get your heart racing.
Croagh Patrick is a sacred mountain that towers more than 2,500 feet above County Mayo, in western Ireland. The mountain is devoted to Ireland's patron saint, Patrick, who is said to have spent 40 days and nights praying and fasting here.
A volcanic eruption some 60 million years ago caused geological formations now known as the Giant's Causeway. Today, the area is renowned for its unique columns of stone. It’s also the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland.
Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrantouhill, in County Kerry, is composed of red sandstone, and molded by geological ice action in the form of sharp peaks and corries (scooped-out basins).