Cliffs of Moher management asks public not to visit for safety reasons

Cliffs of Moher management asks public not to visit for safety reasons

Management at the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare have asked the public not to visit the attraction today for safety reasons.

With two national weather warnings are in effect with winds in excess of 100km/h being reported on the Atlantic coast.

As a result, staff at the country’s most popular natural attraction have elevated the site’s safety status to Orange.

A spokesperson said: "Due to unexpected high winds we have now moved to Orange Weather Warning status which means we recommend you do not visit the Cliffs of Moher this afternoon.”

Last November, at the height of Storm Clodagh, all visitors and staff were evacuated as winds reached almost 180km/h.

Despite several similar closures last year, visitor numbers to the 700 foot high cliffs rose by 15.8% to over 1.2m.


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