Cliffs of Moher closed to visitors over high winds

Cliffs of Moher closed to visitors over high winds


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Winds of up 130km/h have forced management at the Cliffs of Moher to warn visitors to stay away.

Staff at Ireland’s second most popular tourist attraction had issued a warning earlier in the day advising people of Met Éireann’s Yellow Status alert and the need to exercise caution.

Shortly after lunchtime however, management issued a warning on their social media platforms telling visitors not to visit the area because of the dangers winds.

Staff at the country’s second most popular visitor attraction follow strict safety protocols to deal with severe weather conditions at the 700ft high cliffs.

Visitors are asked to keep an eye on the Cliffs of Moher Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates.




Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.