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Bubbles in the bay in aid of the RNLI

A beautiful evening cruise to the Cliffs of Moher and skirting the Aran Islands will take place on Friday evening, September 10, on board the O’Brien Family Doolin Express passenger boat. The cruise, which is a fundraiser for the RNLI lifeboats, will begin at 5pm on the pier in Doolin with a sparkling wine reception as well as fresh, locally grown strawberries and fruit. Boarding for the cruise will be at 6pm where there will be good food and drinks on board as well as music. The cruise leaves for the Cliffs of Moher at 6.15pm and out to Inisheer to view the beauty of the Island from the sea and then sailing back to take in a view of the Burren’s rugged landscape. It is hoped to be back on the pier by 8.30pm approximately. Tickets are €50 each and can be booked from Joe on 087 6260301 or email joequeally@yahoo.com. The cruise had to be called off last …

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Indoor dining back at the Cliffs

Indoor dining has recommenced at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience for the first time since the start of the pandemic, with the reopening of the newly refurbished Cliffs View Café. Operated by Brambles, one of Ireland’s leading catering providers, the 120-seat facility is located on the first floor of the Clare County Council-owned visitor centre. Current Covid restrictions mean that indoor dining is currently restricted to 52. “I am delighted that visitors are once again able to enjoy a fantastic dining experience overlooking the cliffs” commented Bobby Kerr, Chairperson of the Board of the Cliffs of Moher Centre Ltd. The Cliffs View Café had been closed for indoor dining since 2020 but reopened initially for takeaway services in May 2021 before the full reopening. The extended closure presented an opportunity for a range of interior refurbishment works to take place, including the installation of a new coffee station and counters, new seating, and painting work. Geraldine Enright, Director of …

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Cliffs of Moher launches new interactive mobile app

A FREE interactive mobile app has been launched for those visiting or planning to visit the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience in County Clare. With free Wi-Fi available throughout the main visitor centre building and viewing platforms, visitors will be able to access a range of information about the Cliffs of Moher via their smartphone. The app also contains 13 audio tracks narrated by Conor Tallon and features contributions from people with extensive knowledge of the rich history, geology, flora and fauna of Ireland’s most visited natural attraction. For Android users – https://t.co/1HaQWZ2Q0m For Apple Users – https://t.co/7JHqjEbGtZ — Cliffs of Moher (@CliffsofMoherIE) July 29, 2021 Bobby Kerr, Chairperson of the Board of the Cliffs of Moher Centre Ltd., commented, “A key feature of the new app is to educate visitors and to significantly improve visitor experience while on-site, but also in the pre- and post-stages of their visit. It will be effective in providing information to helping guests find …

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Wrestling star pops question at Clare tourist attraction

RUGBY star Eimear Considine’s Clare wedding may have grabbed the headlines last week, but romance was also in the Banner County air for another Irish athlete. Flame-haired wrestler Sheamus gave new meaning to the term ‘King of The Ring’, by making use of the grand stage afforded by the Cliffs of Moher to propose marriage. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 💛 Isabella Revilla (@isabella.revilla) Four-time WWE world champion Sheamus popped the question to finacée Isabella Revilla in front of O’Brien’s Tower at the Cliffs during a week-long visit home. Isabella revealed the night Sheamus proposed, a wedding photographer from Sligo who just happened to be at The Cliffs with his family, observed them and took the photos which she posted on Instagram. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sheamus (@wwesheamus) She added in a further post, “When I was pining to go to Ireland as a young girl, I would tell people it …

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Epic walkers ‘delighted’ with Cliffs of Moher welcome

THE Cliffs of Moher welcomed some very special guests on Friday with the arrival of two Dublin teenagers who had just completed a mammoth journey. Friends Scott Ward and Derek O’Brien reached the cliffs after walking for six days from Coolock in Dublin, 250km, for charity. The pair had been sharing their journey across social media, touching the nation with their epic endeavour and raising more than €70,000 to date. Arriving at the Cliffs of Moher the 19-year-olds paid tribute to all who came to welcome them saying, “Thank you all so much for coming to the cliffs yesterday in the rain. It was an absolute pleasure seeing everybody and I can’t thank you all enough for the experience.” The youngsters had raised the funds for Abacas Kilbarrack Special School, where Scott’s cousin Lucas attends. “I know the amazing work they do each time I see Lucas in his progression. This school is amazing and I wanted to say thank …

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New ticketing, booking and capacity system for Cliffs of Moher

A FULLY integrated ticketing, booking and capacity management system is being introduced at the Cliffs of Moher to further enhance the overall visitor experience for the 1.6 million annual visitors to Ireland’s most popular natural attraction. Clare County Council has engaged Vivaticket to roll out the Visitor Attraction Management System (VAMS) which will enable individuals and group tours to secure their visit and experience at an available time via a booking portal allowing for improved visitor flow and a better visitor spread. The new technology also offers a range of other features aimed at delivering economic and social benefits for the wider Clare tourism sector. “We are pleased to appoint Vivaticket in helping us deliver our promise of ensuring the first interaction the public has with the Cliffs of Moher is a warm welcome rather than a focus on a monetary transaction,” explained Leonard Cleary, Director of Service, Rural Development and Tourism, Clare County Council. Bobby Kerr, Chairperson of the …

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Clare’s charms to be filmed for huge US audience this week

THE best of County Clare will be broadcast into millions of homes across the United States this autumn as part of a popular travel series. Peninsula Television will be filming at multiple locations throughout the county this week, from Tuesday to Thursday, June 22 to 24, as part of its ‘Ireland: County by County’ series, which has been viewed by millions of US viewers since its launch in 2020. The 30-minute programme will air on the Create/PBS television network and will be fronted by Irish television presenter Ciara Whelan, who is best known for hosting Virgin Media’s prime-time travel series, ‘The Holiday Show’. The production will concentrate on various cultural, sporting, social and heritage aspects of County Clare. Filming commences this Tuesday with a focus on Ennis and Clare’s international reputation as home to some of the best golf courses in Ireland. The production crew will depart to Shannon Airport to highlight this key asset of the county, before taking …

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WATCH: Solidarity with Gaza projected on to Clare cliffs

A GROUP of Irish artists, filmmakers and others have expressed solidarity with the people of Gaza with a projection onto the Cliffs of Moher. Following the recent 11-day aerial bombardment of Gaza, in which over 240 people were killed, amongst them 68 children, and over 1,900 women, men and children seriously injured, a group of residents of County Clare and beyond began organising a visual message of care. Amongst the group that performed the projection on Tuesday evening, From Ireland With Love, are lighting technicians, event organisers, photographers, artists, filmmakers and humanitarian workers. Some of those involved have spent time in Gaza as documentary filmmakers and as volunteer First Responders on Palestinian ambulances. While watching the recent news from Gaza- footage of the bombing of residential homes and neighbourhoods, clinics and infrastructure- the group decided to organise a symbolic image of solidarity from Ireland. The image was conceptualised as an addition to existent human rights and political advocacy and humanitarian …

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