An electric buggy tour service has launched for people with reduced mobility at the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare.

The introduction of the two vehicles, called The Burren Buggy and Wild Atlantic Shuttle, is the latest in a series of measures introduced at the visitor attraction to enhance on-site accessibility.

Geraldine Enright, Director of the Cliffs of Moher Experience, said: "The Lifts of Moher are proving to be hugely popular, particularly for individuals with mobility issues, those with disabilities, the elderly, their families and carers.

"This service is offered to those who are in need and the beauty of the experience is that users get to see and learn about the Cliffs in a way that they wouldn’t have otherwise.

"The buggies are electric in keeping with our sustainability ethos and are widely accepted by onlookers recognising the care and service offered by the Cliffs of Moher Experience to those in need."

The Cliffs of Moher main visitor centre building and viewing areas are fully accessible throughout and the site provides ample disability parking and drop off.

Wheelchairs also are available for use from different areas on-site.

The Burren Buggy and Wild Atlantic Shuttle are free of charge and are subject to availability.

No pre-booking is required.

Paul Hogan, Customer Service Agent at the Cliffs of Moher Experience, transports two visitors around the site. (Photo: Eamon Ward)

US tourist Laura Sitters, who recently suffered a hip injury, praised the initiative.

"Upon my arrival, I was informed that I could get a ride in the golf cart in order to check out the views," she said.

"Kieran Kelly graciously drove me around to the various vantage points.

"People who have limited mobility for whatever reason should have the opportunity to see the cliffs and the waves crashing down at the base of the cliffs and that's only feasibly with people like Mr Kelly and the golf carts."