LOP 43 and the Bromore Cliffs

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By jeroen

Upon our arrival at the location, we were greeted by the distinctive Irish weather that always comes to mind when mentioning Ireland: drizzle alternating with sporadic sunshine and strong winds. Despite the unfavorable weather conditions, the place exuded its own charm. A worn-out van was parked nearby, next to a sign indicating the entrance fee for the site.

I often find myself slightly disappointed when it comes to prices, especially when they are excessively high. Often, there are several such locations close together, each with its own entrance fee, and before you know it, you’ve spent $50 a person just for a 4km walk in a day. Many people end up making a selection, which is a shame in itself. They should have some kind of pass with a single admission fee that grants access everywhere, but oh well, that’s also challenging because most pieces of nature are often privately owned. However, the price here was reasonable. Honestly, it’s a challenge to find undiscovered spots on the west coast, especially with the overwhelming promotion of the Wild  Atlantic Way. Nevertheless, there are still hidden gems that will completely surprise you. (will post these later)

At many of these locations with payment signs, there isn’t always someone present. And it seemed to be the case here too. However, to our surprise, an old man emerged from the worn-out van with his money box as soon as we approached, something we hadn’t expected. Without any objections, we paid the entrance fee and began exploring the area.

The area was truly beautiful. Nevertheless, the verges were sometimes quite high, making it difficult to look over if you’re on the shorter side. Nonetheless, we spent about an hour and a half here, enjoying the beauty of the surroundings.

Is it accessible for campers or overlanders?

The parking I mentioned here does not pose a problem for parking your camper if there are not too many campers before you.  the road towards can be small 

The Bromore Cliffs are a series of cliffs on the west coast of Ireland, situated in County Kerry. They stretch approximately 10 kilometers and extend from Ballybunion to the mouth of the Shannon. While not as towering as the Cliffs of Moher, which stand about 214 meters high, they still offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.

The cliffs are a popular destination for hikers and nature enthusiasts. There’s a short walk of around 25 minutes that takes you along the cliff tops, offering beautiful vistas of the ocean, coastline, and surrounding hills.

Additionally, there’s an observation point at the top of the cliffs providing an even better view of the cliffs and the surroundings. You’ll also find several information boards here detailing the history and geology of the cliffs.

Moreover, you’ll come across some sea caves that extend deep beneath the Tonalassa Cliff Fort. There’s also a rock visible during low tide, and various tales suggest sightings of mermaids drying their hair in the sun. These caves are commonly referred to as the Mermaids Caves, and the rock is named the Mermaid Rock.

The Bromore Cliffs offer a quieter alternative to the busier Cliffs of Moher. It’s a wonderful spot to relish the beauty of the Irish coastline in serenity. When the wind is strong, you’ll notice the waterfalls reversing, creating a kind of chimney smoke effect at the falls.

Here are some tips for visiting the Bromore Cliffs:

Visit during spring or fall when there are fewer crowds. Wear comfortable shoes as there’s a short walk to the observation point. Bring a camera to capture the stunning views. Be mindful of the weather as it can be windy and cold

TIP: More information about LOP’s (Look out posts) in Ireland you find here (incl map with all the LOP’s)

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