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Highest Sea Cliffs in Europe: Achill Island, Co Mayo


Keem Bay – Photo by Corey Taratuta

Depending on how you define sea cliffs, Achill Island’s Croaghaun Mountain could hold the title of the highest in Europe. At over 600m, it is double the height of the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare and even taller than Co Donegal’s Slieve League which advertises itself as Europe’s highest. An extremely scenic drive to the car park at Keem Bay on the western edge of the island will take you to the foot of Croaghaun… then it’s all uphill on foot from there. Watch out for sheep droppings.

Written by Corey Taratuta

Corey Taratuta

Corey hosts the Irish Fireside podcast and blog which has been named Best Blog of the Diaspora by the Irish Web Awards. His work has appeared on Google Field Trip, www.Lonely Planet.com, National Public Radio, www.WanderingEducators.com, www.BritMums.com, www.DiscoveryWorld.org, and elsewhere. His web community has been named finalist for the People’s Choice Podcast Awards and Irish Blog Awards, and his Irish travel program has ranked in the iTunes Top 50 Travel Podcasts. Corey’s Tips | Website

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