Project Description

Hag's Head


Location: Ballylaan, Co. Clare, Ireland

Sleeping capacity (max.): 0

Wedding capacity (max.): 30

Venue price: €200 

Venue type: Outdoor, Historic Ruin, Castle

Ceremony type: Legal, Symbolic

Features: Ocean View, Cliffs

Nearest airport: Shannon (64 km)

Our Reference: V00337

Hag’s Head marks the most southerly point of the Cliffs of Moher. Wedding ceremonies at Hag’s Head can take place on the viewing platform to the left side of Moher Tower. You will also have vast photographic opportunities on this cliff-side wedding location in county Clare, considering that you’re surrounded by the views of the Atlantic ocean, unbelievable cliffs, and a historic tower castle.

An interesting legend says that an old sea-witch, Mal of Malbay, fell in love with an Irish hero name Cú Chulainn and chased him across Ireland. Sadly, the hero ran away and tried to escape. As Mal chased after him, she was dashed against the cliff. The edge of this cliffs wedding location in county Clare that resembles a face of a woman represents the face of Mal, the sea-witch.

Although only a few know about the legend, this destination spot in Ireland has been frequented by tourists whenever they visit county Clare. In fact, it’s fast becoming a popular choice for an elopement ceremony location in Ireland because of the stunning view that it offers.

Access to the viewing platform beside Moher Tower at Hag’s Head can be gained on foot, by walking 1.1 kilometer from the designated car park. The tower can also be accessed directly by car – via the local farmer’s private road for a small fee. If choosing to walk from the car park, please note you will not be able to have harp music for your ceremony, as only a hand-held instrument can be brought up to the tower without direct car access.

NOTE: Please note there is a safety fence erected around Moher Tower which prevents close access to the structure and will be visible in photos/videos from a certain angle.

Couples choose Hag’s Head over the main Cliffs of Moher visitors site to get closer access to the spectacular cliff edge (and thus better photo opportunities!). Most importantly this cliffs wedding location has a lower footfall than the official cliffs visitors' site. Some of our couples who eloped here brought their friends and family with them for a short and meaningful ceremony, plus a few minutes of photo shoot.

So if you’re dreaming of a unique and dreamy destination wedding in Ireland, this cliffs wedding location might be the one for you. Don’t worry about all the planning and preparation tasks you’ll need to accomplish. Tap the professional assistance of Peach Perfect Weddings and we can plan everything for you. We have a network of local wedding vendors that you can trust should you decide to marry in Ireland. Just let us know how you want your wedding to unfold and we’ll help you plan it out.

Check out our recommendations for accommodation near Cliffs of Moher to find the best places to stay at!

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