Our wanders of Ireland in 2004. This clip is of Skerries north of Dublin and our trip to the Cliffs of Moher in the parish of Liscannor at the south-western edge of The Burren area near Doolin, in County Clare, Republic of Ireland.The cliffs rise 120 meters (393.7 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head, and reach their maximum height of 214 meters (702.1 ft) just north of O'Brien's Tower, eight kilometres away. On a clear day the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay, as are the valleys and hills of Connemara. O'Brien's Tower is a round stone tower at the midpoint of the cliffs, built by Sir Cornellius O'Brien, a descendant of Ireland's High King Brian Boru, in 1835. From the top of the watchtower, we could see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, the Maum Turk Mountains and the Twelve Bens to the north in Connemara, and Loop Head to the south.
We stayed a few days in Skerries (Na Sceirí in Irish), a seaside town in North Dublin, Ireland, and is now administratively part of County Fingal. The name comes form the Norse word Skere which has descended into Hiberno-English as Skerry meaning a small coastal island, a Skerries being a group of them.