Katherine Webster, director of the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience, said, “So many people all over the world have the Cliffs as a special place in their heart. Even if they have not been here many people know of it and want to come here.
“We believe the Cliffs of Moher is a special place which truly merits Natural Wonder status and are thrilled that it has been recognized as a serious contender.
“We are also grateful for the nationwide support the Cliffs have received throughout this campaign. The entire country will reap the benefits if we win.”
The Cliffs are Ireland’s most popular visitor site, with almost one million visitors a year. They featured in thefilm Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Webster said they had worked very hard on promoting the Cliffs worldwide and thanked the thousands of visitors who had emailed and voted.
The competition began with over 400 nominees that were narrowed down in stages by both public vote and the votes of an expert panel.