Despite being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher has just one unofficial tour guide.

People from all over the world arrive at the Cliffs of Moher to feast their eyes on the breathtaking scenery.

The absence of tourist facilities here means that they would depart having learned nothing about these spectacular vertical cliffs that tower two hundred metres over the Atlantic Ocean.

It is only thanks to the ingenuity of local man Dinny (Dennis) J McMahon that the Cliffs of Moher have a tour guide, albeit an unofficial one.

I can tell 'em all the history because I've been here all my life.

Having come here regularly to fish from the other side of the site, he always ended up chatting to tourists over the years and would talk to them about the Cliffs of Moher, their geological features and the area’s bird life and history.

Paid in tips for his knowledge, Dinny will not be drawn on which nationality is the most or the least generous.

There is a lot of scientific interest in the cliffs also, with scientists and geologists visiting regularly,

It is places like the Cliffs of Moher they figure out the age of the world.

This report for ‘Newsbeat’ was broadcast on 28 September 1967. The reporter is Cathal O’Shannon.