Heritage Shows on Moher

The artisan crafts and produce of County Clare will be showcased at the Cliffs of Moher Experience as part of a series of daily events running throughout National Heritage Week from Saturday 13th August to Saturday 20th August.

Pictured in the Cliffs of Moher Experience visitor centre: Patricia Farrell, founder and owner of Wilde Irish Chocolates, Tuamgraney; Paul O Dwyer, founder and owner of Irish Slate Craft, Lahinch; Raquel Walsh, founder and owner of Creative Clay, Sixmilebridge; Bobby Kerr, Chair of the Board of Cliffs of Moher Centre DAC; Geraldine Enright, Director at the Cliffs of Moher Experience; and Leonard Cleary, Director of Rural Development & West Clare Municipal District. 

The Cliffs of Moher visitor centre will host local suppliers from a different part of the county each day, including Wilde Irish Chocolates (Tuamgraney), Creative Clay (Sixmilebridge), artist Doreen Drennan (Lisdoonvarna), Sallyann's Handmade Bags (Miltown Malbay), Irish Slate Craft (Lahinch), Wix and Wax  (Ennis) and Glendara Art (Feakle).

Other activities will take place daily between 10.00am to 4.00pm. 

Storytellers will recount tales from the cliffs and the surrounding area, there will be free guided tours of the site offered twice daily, birdwatching, a talk on the tradition of surfing Aileen’s Wave at Aille na Searach, and music, dance and interactive demonstrations.  Meanwhile, children will be invited to take part in Biodiversity Treasure Hunts in which they will have to seek out etchings scattered throughout the visitor attraction as well as identifying the natural flowers at the Cliffs of Moher.

The products showcased in the Meet The Makers programme are from local suppliers in County Clare and are available in the Craft and Gift Store or in the shops at the Craftworkers Street outside the visitor centre. The local producers that have engaged directly with visitors in recent months include Palm Free Irish Soap (Killaloe), Quin Art Shop, Irish Slate Craft (Lahinch), Airmid Soap (Ennistymon) and The Morrison Art Gallery (Lahinch).