The Tower was built in 1835 by Cornelius O'Brien, a descendant of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland, and the O'Briens of Bunratty Castle, Kings Of Thomond. It was an observation point for the hundreds of tourists who even then visited the Cliffs. O'Briens Tower is the best location from which to view the Cliffs. From this vantage point one can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk Mountains to the north in Connemara and Loop Head to the South.
The Cliffs of Moher are listed in the top 28 in the global online campaign for the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The third and final phase of voting is now underway with people again able to vote for the Cliffs from the selection of 28 official finalist candidates. All votes from phase one and two are not counted in the final phase so it is vital that everyone votes again.
The new 7 natural wonders of Nature will be chosen by an estimated 1 billion votes. The count down is on with the official declaration of the new 7 wonders of Nature taking place on 11 November 2011. The famous County Clare landmark is Ireland’s entry and need your support more than ever.
VOTE FOR THE CLIFFS TODAY
Text MOHER to 53131 Text votes are unlimited and cost €0.30
Vote online http://www.new7wonders.com/vote-2