Marconi Station
Marconi Station
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  • Ella
    Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and informative
    This was a lovely 5k looped walk with lots of informational interactive pit stops along the way. I went with my family and we brought the dog with us. It was a perfect way to spend a day. The walk was relatively flat and the scenery was stunning. This is a must do when in Connemara.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 June 2023
  • schmidtmg
    Switzerland1,106 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    fascinating site
    This is a very interesting site some 3.5 km out of Clifden, 1 km direction Ballyconeely from the Ardagh hotel. The loop from the main street to the remnants of the Marconi station and back takes a bit less than 90 minutes and is well worth it. At the endcof the loop you can see the remnants of the Marconi station, open from 1906 to 1921, a once massive structure and enterprise from which the first telegraphic signals were sent to the other side of the Atlantic. It is also the sight where Alcock and Brown crashlanded their plane into the peat bog after their first transatlantic flight in 1919.... fascinating.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Kiamom
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania356 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Educational Walk
    While visiting Clifden, my husband and I visited the Marconi Station which is adjacent to the Alcock and Brown landing site. We enjoyed walking through the site and reading the information boards. We learned about the Marconi Station and also about the Alcock and Brown Transatlantic flight. The walk is mostly level on a gravel path. There are sheep wandering which adds to the atmosphere. The landowner is harvesting peat. You can see the various stages of the process in different areas of the site. It was interesting. There are nice views of the mountains in the distance. Overall a very nice place to walk.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
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Kiamom
Pittsburgh, PA356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
While visiting Clifden, my husband and I visited the Marconi Station which is adjacent to the Alcock and Brown landing site. We enjoyed walking through the site and reading the information boards. We learned about the Marconi Station and also about the Alcock and Brown Transatlantic flight. The walk is mostly level on a gravel path. There are sheep wandering which adds to the atmosphere. The landowner is harvesting peat. You can see the various stages of the process in different areas of the site. It was interesting. There are nice views of the mountains in the distance. Overall a very nice place to walk.
Written 13 October 2023
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Kathleen P
Cork, Ireland45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Super walk! Mix of thoughtfully designed interactive features with a beautiful natural walk. Ponies and sheep everywhere!
Written 4 October 2023
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schmidtmg
Switzerland1,106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is a very interesting site some 3.5 km out of Clifden, 1 km direction Ballyconeely from the Ardagh hotel. The loop from the main street to the remnants of the Marconi station and back takes a bit less than 90 minutes and is well worth it. At the endcof the loop you can see the remnants of the Marconi station, open from 1906 to 1921, a once massive structure and enterprise from which the first telegraphic signals were sent to the other side of the Atlantic. It is also the sight where Alcock and Brown crashlanded their plane into the peat bog after their first transatlantic flight in 1919.... fascinating.
Written 1 September 2023
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Ella
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This was a lovely 5k looped walk with lots of informational interactive pit stops along the way. I went with my family and we brought the dog with us. It was a perfect way to spend a day. The walk was relatively flat and the scenery was stunning. This is a must do when in Connemara.
Written 22 June 2023
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Colin G
Hazel Grove, UK499 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The 3.5km loop walk on hard tracks & board walks across the bog lands is well worth the experience to read about and witness the remains of the Marconi Wireless station.
Mind boggling achievement in the ealry 20th century to build such a big enterprise in such a remote location for what was in effect a largescale scientific & engineering experiment.
Nothing is mentioned about cost or funding for these works which I can only imagine were extremely high for that time.
The added interest of the landing site for the first transatlantic flight is fascinating too., especially when considering that 16hour non-stop flights have only become relatively practical with modern jets one hundred years later.
Written 27 September 2022
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B&M
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Very interesting, with informative site boards that gave a real feel for the place. Well worth a visit if you have time - allow 2 hours for the 3 mile walk around the site. Connemara ponies a bonus feature for us.
Written 9 September 2022
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Marvin G
Ogdensburg, NY1,169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Marconi developed the first practical radio transmitters and receivers between 1895 and 1901. His company, the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co, started in 1897 to communicate with ships at sea and exchange commercial telegram traffic with other countries using Morse code. An underwater cable was laid which provided service between Clifden, Galway and Glace, Newfoundland in 1907. This remains a historic site.
Written 2 August 2022
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK2,490 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
It’s fascinating to think what Marconi actually achieved at this site…it’s like us talking to astronauts on a distant plant. Shame none of the original building survive, but there are plenty of info boards along the walk to provide the story of this historic event.
Written 11 June 2022
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Poorhorseowner
99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
The history is impressive, but even if that’s not your thing it makes for a nice easy hour or so walk. Well maintained paths and informative along the way.
Written 20 April 2022
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Nora H
tipperary120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Great area to visit. Good for walking - road is quite level and well maintained. Plenty of information regarding Marconi station which is very interesting.
Written 27 October 2021
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