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Alcock and Brown Landing Site

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Address: Derrygimlagh Bog, Clifden, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-91-563081
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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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Long walk, but worth it

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Nancy J
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank Jackeyp
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Rien W
De Haan, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank valtango
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this landing site. The fact that we could do the entire walk with our baby girl in her pram made it even better. There was an even surface most of the way and it was nice to be able to wheel her instead of putting her in her carrier. The walk up to the... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an interesting place to visit. Great walk out thro big to the site. Lots of interesting information available about it. Great place to visit with children.

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Thank Bawnogue
exuma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a field besides the road with some information stands it is still a worthwhile stop for a few minutes to reflex on the historic trip which is often overlooked in aviation milestones.

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