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“Surpasses the Cliffs of Moher”
Review of Loop Head

Loop Head
Reviewed 25 May 2014

In my book, I would give the Cliffs of Moher a miss and head to Kilkee. There are three major areas of interest on the loop ... 1. A great Cliff Walk from Diamond Rocks, 2. The Bridges of Ross, and 3. Loop Head Lighthouse ... and the only one that costs money is the lighthouse.

1. Diamond Rocks walk ... if you want to do the walk, head for the West End. There is a large car park near a cafe there. The cafe has odd opening hours but the Stella Maris Hotel in town has good coffee and posh loos. The walk is quite stunning ... you are close to the edge and the waves are picturesque. Care is needed on the walk as some parts are steep and slippery but the views are worth the hike.

2. The Bridges of Ross ... are on the scenic loop drive and are worth a visit ... but we only saw 'one' bridge ... quite impressive though. There is a good sized car park at the beginning of the walk to the bridge but no loos. It is worth walking past the actual bridge as the views of the geological formations are quite stunning.

3. The Loop Head Lighthouse ... cost 5 euros each when we visited but proved fair value. The lighthouse is right at the end of the loop drive ... despite how narrow the road gets, 'keep the faith', you do get there in the end! For the entry fee, you do get to go to the top of the lighthouse with a guide, which has great views across the surrounding area. There is one basic loo here but no cafe.

Overall this was a great day out. There are lots of other things that you will find on the loop drive but we were maxed out on these three. A total cost of 5 euros each for a full day versus 6 euros (plus 2 euros for the tower) at the Cliffs of Moher that only lasted less than an hour!

3  Thank Chris F
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We went from Kilrush to Kilkee via the coast around the Loop Head peninsula and can only say it is fantastic and rivals the Cliffs of Moher for sure. The locals are so friendly & helpful and so proud of their area and we got loads of tips of things to see from them and how to get to each area. The photographs included are from Loop Head and The Bridges of Ross & hopefully help show the beauty of the place. We highly recommend visiting here and don't expect motorways it is little winding roads full of wonderful scenery and loads of quaint villages and bays well worth the drive.

2  Thank clonmeltwo
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Though it's not the Cliffs of Moher, it's nearly as impressive. You can walk along the cliffs and the views aren't obstructed by a fence. We were the only two people there. The scenery is just as gorgeous and there isn't a cost to walk the grounds. Would highly recommend for a chance to view some of Ireland's most beautiful scenery without a soul in sight!

4  Thank Hilary W
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Walking along the Atlantic was a great view but I wish we had arrived early enough to see the lighthouse (closes at 6:00 PM). The scenery out to the lighthouse was worth the trip anyway. I was a nice break.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Oh my, what a beautiful place to visit. It was stormy and windy on our day and the sea was wild but I got some of the best seascape pictures of my life. The scenery is absolutely spectacular. We revisited again a couple of days later when it was calmer and the sunset was awesome. Not to be missed if you are visiting this beautiful county

2  Thank Sue C
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