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O'Brien's Tower is a round stone tower suitably placed at the top of the Cliffs of Moher, one of the most spectacular sites in Ireland. They're located at the southwestern edge of the Burren in County Clare. The cliffs rise above the sea ranging from about 400 to more than 700 feet. On a clear day the Aran Islands in Galway are visible, as are the valleys and hills of Connemara. The cliffs consist mostly of shale and sandstone. The oldest layers are probably 300 million years old. The famous Atlantic Puffins, the penguin-like birds with colorful beaks live in large colonies at isolated parts of the cliffs. The tower was built by Cornelius O'Brien in 1835. This one was probably built as an observation tower for tourists, who were numerous at the site even during that time.

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