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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 4 days ago 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

Thank menugal
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank mstaunt0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank Macimag
Reviewed 6 August 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 20 July 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 4 July 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 28 June 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 27 June 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
Reviewed 27 June 2018

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.

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