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Alcock and Brown Landing Site

Derrygimlagh Bog, Clifden, Ireland
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The site where John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed following their historic cross-Atlantic flight in 1919.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Derrygimlagh Bog, Clifden, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was staying at the delightful Abbeyglen Castle Hotel when I heard about this Alcock and Brown landing site on what was the same place that Guglielmo Marconi made the his trans-Atlantic wireless transmission to north America, I had misgivings as to it being a...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Now, my husband and I thought we could do this pretty swiftly and get to each site within our 3hr break from the children... we could... but legged it through the last sites and didn’t get to take in the beauty as much as we...More

Thank WildWestRita
Reviewed 7 January 2018

The landing site is just one step of the bog trail which explais in much detail why a town existed on this site and why the aviators could not stay here for long after their plane crashed on the bog. Fortunately they were not seriously...More

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Beautiful walk, with very interesting history provided at stops along the way. About a 1 hour walk at a brisk pace, 2 hours if you stop at the information points. I never knew about the Marconi station until I visited, it is a fascinating story.

Thank Haladini
Reviewed 25 October 2017

What a location, what a find. Drove by here accidentally today. Immediately realised the importance of the site and set out on the well maintained pathway. We calculated it would take an hour at our walking pace, but double it as it was so interesting...More

Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Take time to park your car. On a clear day this is a place to go to see 2 historic sites, the 1st transatlantic landing site, and the site of the key strategic Marconi radio station. For me, the well made path across a barren...More

Thank Buckko79
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very informative site with a nice walk through the bog to access with fantastic scenery. Well worth a visit.

Thank mariasO7789JC
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were really impressed with this site. The paths were easy to walk, taking us over the difficult terrain safely. The information boards were also excellent - clearly laid ot and very informative. Overall, it was an excellent two hour experience (but we don't walk...More

Thank Amandah209011
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Quite a sight up on the hill overlooking the site where Alcock and Brown landed. Amazing views across the countryside on a clear day!!

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Good to read the information, such clever people and brave too. What brains and courage The 3 men had

Thank jeanjeannie
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