Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin – the Wild Atlantic Way Meets Milky Way Over Cliffs Of Moher
Is this perhaps the most perfect picture of Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin – the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland ever taken?
It is the Cliffs of Moher, in County Clare, which featured in one of the Harry Potter movies, taken at night with the Milky Way resplendent in the night sky as it overlooks the Wild Atlantic Way
The eerie but beautiful scene was shot by Irish photographer Damien Stenson, whose speciality is astrophotography is a wonderful shot as the Wild Atlantic Way meets the Milky Way over the Cliffs of Moher.
You can check out more of Damien’s work on his Facebook page which features many other amazing images of the night sky over Ireland.
Some facts about the Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way driving route:
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions and are a designated UNESCO Geo Park.
The cliffs are 700 feet high at the highest point and range for 5 miles over the Wild Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare.
O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic cliffs overlooking the Wild Atlantic Way.
From the cliffs one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South, which again you can visit on the Wild Atlantic Way driving route.
The Cliffs of Moher take their name from a ruined promontory fort “Mothar” which was demolished during the Napoleonic wars to make room for a signal tower.