O’Brien’s Tower

O’ Brien’s Tower on the Cliffs of Moher

O’ Brien’s Tower stands proudly looking out on the Atlantic Sea and marks the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher

Visitors can use the tower’s top floor viewing platform to see magnificent views of the Twelve Bens mountain range, Galway Bay, Loop Head and of course our amazing Aran Islands. The bottom floor has a small artist’s gallery for local emerging talent and a gift shop for lovely souvenirs.  There is no entry fee, it is included in the admission ticket for the Cliffs and it is open all year round.

O'Brien's Tower at Cliffs of Moher with sunset

About O’Brien’s Tower

The local landlord Cornelius O’Brien, a descendant of Brian Ború The High King of Ireland, had this tower constructed in 1835.

This beautiful tower was used as an observation tower for all the Victorian tourists that frequented the cliffs at the time so that they could enjoy the panoramic views.

Cornelius is hailed as one of the original tour guides of County Clare and you can read more about him in our Cliffs of Moher Facts.

Furthermore he had hoped that by attracting visitors to the area it would also help lift the local population out of poverty.


Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Doolin Ferry Co provides a Cliffs of Moher Cruise that sails directly underneath O’ Brien’s Tower. Looking up at the 700ft Cliffs of Moher is a unique way to experience them! You can also purchase a combined tickets for The Cliffs of Moher Cruise & Cliffs of Moher Center. This is the full 360 experience, so you can experience the Cliffs from above and below.

See our stunning video of the Cliffs of Moher and Aran Island Trips on our Youtube Channel. Book your tickets with Doolin Ferry.