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Cliffs of Moher Seabirds Festival

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Join the dedicated team at the Cliffs of Moher to wonder at the beauty of the cliffs and get an up-close introduction to their many inhabitants. This event is perfect for families, bird watchers, nature lovers basically anyone who enjoys the great outdoors.


The annual Cliffs of Moher Seabirds Festival will take place again this May from the 13th – 18th. There are a number of events taking place over the course of the 6 day festival perfect for families, couples and anyone who is enthusiastic about nature and the outdoors. Below is a taste of some the events you can expect during the festival:

Seabird viewing with Birdwatch Ireland – this event runs from 10am to 4pm, on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the festival at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre. Led by a bird expert from Birdwatch Ireland, this free event allows guests to a chance to spot Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots and many more species from the south platform of the visitor centre.
Every day of the festival at 4pm there will be a guided seabird tour, as part of which a Cliffs of Moher guide will take you to explore and view the many seabirds that call the cliffs home, setting up a nest here each year. This is also a free event however organisers advise booking in advance to ensure your spot.

Puffin Party, is just one of the specific family focused events with lots of child friendly activities including meeting Punky the Puffin, face painting, arts and crafts, colouring competition and delicious home cooked options on their adults and children’s menu. The entertainment aspects of this event are free.

In order to enjoy the delights of the festival you will need a place to stay. Maldron Hotel Galway is ideally located between the Cliffs of Moher and Galway City, so that you can enjoy all the events of the festival while still having a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of Galway. All our guests can avail of free parking, free WiFi, and use of our leisure facilities including 20m indoor pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fully equipped gym, so there is plenty to keep you entertained in-between events.

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