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The Cliffs Of Insanity

If you are a movie and film buff or just a fan of just a few, then you probably know The Princess Bride. And with that, you get a giggle every time you hear the shouting of “Look! The Cliffs Of Insanity!” early in the film.

But as I stumble annoyed through the debauchery of trichophilaic sex and alcoholic beverages dyed green today, there’s also the documentaries of Ireland.

It was from that documentary that I found those cliffs.

So where is it? Where are they located?

The Cliffs Of Insanity are actually The Cliffs of Moher.

The Cliffs of Moher are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland.

They rise 390 feet above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head, and reach their maximum height of 702 feet just north of O’Brien’s Tower, a few miles away. The cliffs receive almost one million visitors a year.

They also have been used in the film, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince.

The Cliffs of Moher have been opened up to the public as a tourist spot. Ireland charges about six Euros. Those sixteen years of age and under are free.  IMG_0934

The rocks however are still washing away from the ocean’s waves and periodically the cliffs break away and crash into the water below.

Yes, there has been reports of people falling to their deaths.

Its not generally suggested that visitors lean over the edge or dangle their property over the edge as there is no way to retrieve items if they are accidentally dropped.

Being that the drop is several hundreds of feet to the rocky and wavy ocean below it stands to reason that those who have fallen have died. Whether by suicide or accidental.

So there you have it. The answer to the question of just where in the world are The Cliffs Of Insanity. And fans of the film The Princess Bride actually have a place to visit.