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Address: Derrygimlagh Bog, Clifden, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 91 563 081
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The site where John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed following their historic...

The site where John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed following their historic cross-Atlantic flight in 1919.

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Nice walk

The site has been quite new. It is a very nice spot and a very walk (5km). The site explains perfectly the 1st Transatlantic journey and the Marconi station.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The site has been quite new. It is a very nice spot and a very walk (5km). The site explains perfectly the 1st Transatlantic journey and the Marconi station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I found this fascinating - be aware that it's a 2.5 mile walk out from clifden on a very twisty road which has a footpath only for the first mile - apart from being a bit dangerous if you're not used to walking on country roads ots an easy walk. No major hills to deal with - just step right... More 

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Its a 3km stroll to see the Alcock & Brown monument and the Marconi site which occupy the same space. The Marconi site is beautifully laid out in a completely unspoiled way, and gives a fantastic appreciation of the transmitting / receiving station in the early 1900's. Sunny at thew start and finish, we experienced a truly Irish deluge when... More 

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Thank Petertheclaret
Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Fabulous walk, amazing bogland, in awe of the achievement of Alcock and Brown and the shock they must've got landing in this bog.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We started the walk knowing it was a ways out. There are explanation boards every once in a while, first explaining about Marconi and then about Alcock and Brown. Very interesting walk through a bog filled with sheep and piles of sod already cut that you can look at. Just wish our visit had stayed sunny instead of turning very... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

For persons who enjoy history and/or aviation, this is a modestly interesting sign to visit. This is on a site utilized by Marconi as he was planning and executing trans-Atlantic communications. There is a fair bit of walking but it is pretty flat.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Quite a long walk to the site of Marconi's radio station, but very interesting, especially to learn Alock and Brown's plane crashed into the bog nearby.

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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The site gives a good overview of the adventurous flight of Alcock & Brown and a good impression of how courageous their flight was.

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De Haan, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

A piece of history is always worth a look at, and this also offers stunning views, and a geocache which is a challenge to find.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

You need to walk up to the Marconi transmitter site on the gravel road for 1.5 miles, I only learned this by visiting the interesting museum in Clifden at the Station House and speaking with the guide. I made a second visit because of this having only briefly looked at the first sign board (doh !). Do make the effort... More 

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