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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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Reviewed October 13, 2018

We were there on a windy day, and thought this was a short loop after our longer hike--it's quite a walk, but very interesting, especially at the far end. Sheep, peat, bog features all enjoyable to see at close range, and the interactive historical features...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

This site is doubly historic. Alcock & Brown made the first transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to this site in 1919 in an open cockpit plane, eight years before Charles Lindbergh made his solo flight across the Atlantic. On this same site in 1907, Marconi made...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

We hired bikes and did the loop that takes in this attraction. The Marconi one is just down the road. It's a fascinating set up you can look along the rock and see where the pair dumped the plane in the bog. There is an...More

1  Thank mstaunt0n
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Excellent morning walk around a special bog! Chilly and drizzly, but the information and facilities made it really worthwhile, well presented audio and visual information, and good walking paths make this a really enjoyable and interesting excursion. On a good day the views of the...More

1  Thank Alex N
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

At least, for me as a history buff, the time and distance walked was worth it. The exhibit is most informative. And a bonus is getting close to the sheep. This is unavoidable, but they are not aggressive!

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We rode our hired bikes out to this site and it was the perfect way to get around. The site has information about both the Marconi Station and the Alcock and Brown landing. It is a well developed area with several stations explaining what happened...More

Thank gsmurr
Reviewed July 20, 2018

It took about two hours to walk to the area, walk the site and return.. The story of Allcock and Browns adventure and their landing made incredible reading. Well worth a visit.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed July 4, 2018

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 June 28, 2018

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 June 27, 2018

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
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