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Alcock and Brown Landing Site

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Address: Derrygimlagh Bog, Clifden, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-91-563081
Description: The site where John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed following their...
The site where John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed following their historic cross-Atlantic flight in 1919.
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Unexpected find

This is by no means an easy place to find! Keep your eyes peeled for signs as they are few and far between! However, it's worth the effort. The bleakness of the surrounding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Connemaraman
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Westport, Ireland
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Westport, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is by no means an easy place to find! Keep your eyes peeled for signs as they are few and far between! However, it's worth the effort. The bleakness of the surrounding bogland brings home the reality of what it must have been like to make such a flight and land where they did. The monument is impressive and... More 

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Lomita, California, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I had not made this stop on my previous trips to Connemara, the history and significance appealed to me. My wife thought it was a real taste of Connemara as we crossed a bog to reach it.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Thanks to the images here on Tripadvisor we localized the spot. We didn't hike our way into the swamp for the extra 500 meters, still impressive to see the surroundings. Can you imagine having flewn all the way accross the Atlantic and then landing somewhere in this rocky space landscape, with some nasty cliffs and tiny walls all over the... More 

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London, UK
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186 reviews 186 reviews
24 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Being an aircraft buff I had to see where A&B landed. It's a slight walk from the Marconi Station to the white mound, but then you discover that they actually landed 500 metres away. Maybe it's too boggy to put up a marker, but at least you can get an idea of the terrain that they had to land on.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were unsure were we making a mistake as it's not very clear where it is. You really need o park up and walk out on the bog road until you eventually see this white cone structure in an elevated position. A trip up to the memorial accross the road and up the hill about a mile or so is... More 

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Clonmel, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Can you imagine, flying in open air from America and then landing in a Bog near Clifdem, What a Shock that must have been

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wicklow
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We agree with previous review.There is nothing to mark the actual landing site.After searching for two hours we could find no trace of actual site. See photo.

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County Galway, Ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Shame that this was not in any promotional material available , again it was only through personal knowledge that we found the site.Not sign posted very well and obviously on private property. Glad we persevered.

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northern ireland
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199 reviews 199 reviews
40 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a very historic place to visit and I really enjoyed seeing where Alcock and Brown Landed. I liked everything about it.

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Oxon
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We found ourselves heading to the remnants of Marconi's wireless station over a pleasant pathway about 1/2 mile from the roadway. The station was clearly an enormous undertaking in the 1920's and I understand that the bare concrete remains are planned to be the centre of a major visitor centre. Nearby, there stands a white "gherkin" like structure on which... More 

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