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The site where John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed following their historic cross-Atlantic flight in 1919.
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Derrygimlagh Bog, Clifden, Ireland
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+353 91 563 081
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk through the Derrygimlagh Bog provides enough attractions to keep even a laconic walker forging ahead. At every turn there is a marker with some bit of interesting information. The walk is mostly flat with no hills to tire the weary. My favorite marker...More

1  Thank oldlib
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in a beautiful desolate bog,surrounded on three sides by the sea , and quite stunning, it's worth a stop if only for the vista

Thank Joe O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a nice walk with a bit of history along the way. There are sheep walking around, we got to see some peat production up close and learned about the first wireless transatlantic communication center and the Alcock and Brown landing site. I would...More

1  Thank Kurt V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we didn't hike to the actual landing site because you have to cross private property but there is a memorial closer to the road. you can see the white memorial of the actual landing site from here.

Thank koabug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we were in Clifden there were celebrating the 100th year anniversary of this flight so we had to make the short trip down and see this.

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well presented and informative walk to the remains of the Marconi radio station site and the landing site of the plane. Remarkable to think that two of the most important technological achievements which we now take for granted occurred here in this desolate but...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s about a mile, very easy walk to the Marconi transmitting station plaque which took us about 45minutes to get to. The landing site marker is about half way into the loop. The loop path is well done, hard pressed gravel surface with very interesting...More

Thank Duane C
Reviewed 1 June 2018

As a stand alone this landmark is not exactly riveting. But if you consider its location, incorporated into the Marconi Walk and telegraph milestone it makes for an enjoyable visit. The pilots were daring and oh so lucky to crash land with their lives intact.

Thank joe-d
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Its a representation of the tail fin of an aircraft..in a fairly bleak rugged landscape; the only question in my mind (as a pilot of 30 years)..how did they survive and not get killed; there is not a smooth square inch anywhere!! And the site...More

Thank maxine176
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This wonderful looped walk gets you off the beaten track to explore the edge of the Roundstone Bog complex. The information panels telling the story of the early 20th century Marconi wireless station, and the landing of Alcock and Brown in 1919 show how Connemara...More

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