Cliffs of Moher (7A)

Our class (7A) visited Ireland this year, specifically Galway. It was an amazing experience and we wanted to share some of our journey’s highlights with you. Towards the end of our stay, we had the amazing opportunity to visit the Cliffs of Moher. I believe that almost everybody was looking forward to it.

When the day finally arrived it turned out to be not quite what we expected. On our way to the bus the rain was already pouring down. We hoped the weather would clear up until our arrival, but that wasn’t the case. Our journey there took some time and we stopped at a few places to admire the beautiful landscape of the Burren und visit an old castle called Dunguaire Castle, which was built by the O’Hynes clan in 1530. To be fair, apart from being exciting and stunning it was also a quite cold and wet experience, but we tried to make the best of it. In case you are not aware of what the Burren looks like, it’s a karst landscape. It mostly consists of rectangular fields of stone, which were formed through surface water.

But on to the most interesting part of our day, the cliffs, which are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren. The only problem was that we weren’t able to see them when we first arrived. It was so foggy that we couldn’t spot anything. It was quite disappointing to be honest, because you expect to see these up to 240 m high cliffs and then all you see is fog and snow. Luckily, after our visit at the museum, which was part of the visitors’ center there, we finally got to see the cliffs. Not in all their glory, like you might see them in photos, but there they were:  massive, huge, steep, impressive and covered in fog.

Turns out our visit wasn’t in vain after all.

Anna Gegenbauer, Veronika Beclin und Amira Weigl