Bromore Cliffs

Welcome to Bromore Cliffs

Bromore’s sheer 180 foot cliffs have been sculpted by nature for thousands of years. Winter storms and the Wild Atlantic have formed headlands and bays and carved deep caves at sea level some of which later progressed to become arches and sea stacks.

Minerals seeping through the layers of flagstone that form Bromore Cliffs give them their ever changing colours.

The crevices and narrow ledges are welcome homes for a  diversity of wildlife, falcons, ravens, fulmars, guillemots, cormorants and rock doves are some of the birdlife and there is even a foxes den 80 foot down from the top.

In the Ocean below are Atlantic Grey Seals, Bottlenose Dolphins and an occasional Sea Otter.

120628The walk along the cliff top is safe, easy, well fenced and suitable for all ages (of course children must be supervised).

The natural vegetation on the cliff top is wind and salt tolerant.

Grasses, sea pinks, kidney vetches, sheepsbit, sea asters and some orchids are all in full bloom in early summer.

This ungrazed cliff top is habitat to a myriad of insects, butterflies and wild honey bees. The deep dry springy carpet is a haven for small mammals such as the field mouse and the pygmy shrew.

In the fields and ditches near the cliffs are stonechats, pipits, larks and linnets.

Bromore Cliffs are on  The Wild  Atlantic Way and are also included in The Lower Shannon SAC (Special Area of Conservation) one of the prime wildlife areas in the country important on a European as well as Irish level.

“A Paradise for wildlife and for you”