Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs Of Moher – Why So Many People Die Here

Deaths at the Cliffs Of Moher

The Beautiful Cliffs of Moher isn’t getting the FSG Travels review treatment like a lot of places around the world but instead, Answering the question why is there so many deaths at the Cliffs of Moher? And I will be giving the information in the hope to save lives!

I will be talking a little bit about the suicide rates at the cliffs (as I don’t feel I’m educated enough to talk it) but I more focused on the idiots there, that some reason they feel they can defy the law of physics. But before I start let me explain…

What are the Cliffs Of Moher?

Located in Western Island in County Clare. They are simply nature formed cliff edges that tourist love to look at for the wonderful views. Please do not let this article put you off from going and seeing the wonderful scenic views as they are highly recommended by me.

Cliffs Of Moher

This is the icon Picture of the cliffs of Moher but this photo was taken By Sean Brett (me)

Cliffs Of Moher

This is the opposite side of the Cliffs of Moher Which don’t seem to be shown as much, Which I find a better view.

So now you know what the Cliffs of Moher are, let’s move on.

Why the deaths happen

Just before we arrived on the cliffs we were told by the tour company that it was very common that people die here, mainly from people stupid, He said that over 44 people the year previously ( This seems to be a low average and they seem to be getting higher each year). Most fell trying to get a photo and acting stupid on the cliffs.

Before I even left the coach I knew I was going to see some stupid shit. But before I talk about that, Let me just say something about the other type of death here.


If you somehow found this site and you are planning to go cliffs of Moher, To take your own life, please Give Samaritans a call on 08457 90 90 90 (UK) 1850 60 90 90 (ROI)

They will be able to help if you are struggling to cope and be able to give you support and advice.

Idiot Tourists and Lifesavers

Idiots die and so do people trying to save them! This isn’t the first time I have written an Article on  Why I Hate Tourists -Why They Die On HolidayAnd it probably won’t be the last time either. People seem to be more attached with getting that one of a kind photo in tourist spots that they risk there lives for it.

If you don’t believe the numbers I gave earlier for deaths at the Cliffs of Moher then check out this Article :Cliffs of Moher count

Examples of Idiots

Idiots on the Cliffs of Moher

Nothing in front, a little slid… Then they would be gone.

Idiots on the Cliffs of Moher

Pass the no go area, super windy there too.

Idiots on the Cliffs of Moher

Sitting on the edge of a drop… Weak rock anyone?

Idiots on the Cliffs of Moher

Looking death in the face

Before I took every one of these photos I had a look of worry on my face then a look of doubt that people can be that stupid! You might be thinking how many days did I visit the cliff of Moher to get all these pictures? The answer to that, about an hour.

These people probably are not the most stupid people who have been on the cliffs as the others ended up at the bottom.

In True FSG Travels Fashion, I decided to Parody these Idiots

Travel Parody - Stay Safe When Traveling

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How Idiots kill others

When people are being stupid, others like to try and stop it, by putting them in danger and when People have fallen or hurt themselves others have to risk themselves to save them. Ethier way people who want to risk their lives, for photos risks other.

How to stay safe when at the Cliffs of Moher

Staying safe at the Cliffs is one of Clare council biggest issue, there are many signs and guides to stick too.

Safety Cliff of Moher

If you can’t read this sign, here are some key points to stick too;

  • Stay on the Official path
  • Do not approach the cliff edge
  • Be careful of underfoot Conditions
  • No Bikes
  • No Dogs
  • Careful on slippery rocks

If you head off to the right there is a sign that mentioned that you are leaving the safety of the visitor center and this shouldn’t be passed by anyone scared of heights.

Safety zone Cliff of Moher

After this sign is where the muppets came in to play!

Thanks for reading

If you are heading to the Cliff of Moher, Please stay safe. Don’t do anything stupid like handstands to get that “perfect” photo. Enjoy the views and I hope it is good weather for you!

I have more great Articles on Ireland that you should read like

Lots Of History In Galway, Ireland -Things To See

Everything You Need To Pack For Short Winter Trip In Europe

You can find more Irish Articles on the Europe page

Thank you again and don’t forget to smash it!

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