Inisheer and the Cliffs

Posted By: KeeganRyan
Posted On: September 24th, 2017
Attending: NUI Galway

When my family first heard I was going to Ireland, they bombarded me with books, tips, and suggestions. The one thing that kept being mentioned was the Cliffs of Moher. The first week I got to Galway I had the opportunity to do a bus tour and see Inisheer, the smallest of the Aran Islands, and the Cliffs of Moher. Normally I would have thought a bus tour was too touristy and corny but I wasn’t sure when I would be able to get on another one with school and basketball starting soon.

It ended up being a great experience. After a few hours winding through the narrow back roads of Ireland we boarded a ferry. Inisheer was awesome-it was kind of like civilization hadn’t touched it yet and it definitely had a great atmosphere to it. I was able to rent a bike and see almost all of the island in about an hour and a half. Next, the ferry took us to see the cliffs from the water before going back to the bus and going to the cliffs on our feet. They were absolutely spectacular. It’s tough to put into words but there was definitely a feeling of awe and yet being scared of the huge drop and just how close you were to the edge.

In the end, my only complaint was that we couldn’t spend more time at both locations. Ireland truly does have some spectacular sights and I can’t wait to see more as the year goes on.

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