Marconi Station
Marconi Station
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  • Ella
    Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
    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
    Traveled with family
    Written June 22, 2023
  • schmidtmg
    Switzerland1,079 contributions
    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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Kiamom
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania341 contributions
    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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 13, 2023
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B&M
23 contributions
Sep 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 September 9, 2022
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Ella
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
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 June 22, 2023
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Alan F
Dublin, Ireland534 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family

This whole area is a complete disaster when you consider mobile phones and most forms of modern communication most likely would not exist if it were not for Marconi and his work with wireless communication and the importance of the Allcock and brown flight it is an absolute disgrace that this site is effectively non-existent and almost hidden. Having looked on both Google and trip advisor the pins where completely in the wrong place using the pin in trip advisor you are walking almost a quarter of a mile across a bog. I have moved to the pin to better location. However access to this site is down a Road only wide enough for one vehicle with no signage bar one small sign hidden in the grass at the bottom of the street post. And you have to open a gate which you are requested to close after you pass, but most foreign visitors would most lightly not know what to do and most lightly if they have even found their way that far will turn and leave. If you venture down to the end of this narrow road way you will discover both the site of the Marconi transmission towers and the landing site for Allcock and brown. Both of which are effectively abandoned and derelict grown over with grass and full of sheep poo. The sign that is supposed to have some information on it is completely blank only barely can you make out the words you are here. I am flabbergasted by the complete lack of interest in these two quite important historical sites. Assuming that trip advisor and Google both moved the Pins to where I have placed them you can at least walk down or drive down this road to find these sites. Shame on the powers that be.
Written August 16, 2015
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Kevin C
Cork, Ireland73 contributions
Aug 2016
Loved this. Combines a fine hike (5k or so) with the storey of two of the 20th century's most amazing technological achievements across the Atlantic. One of the Wild Atlantic Way's chief attractions. It's so worth it.......it's free!!!!!!!
Written August 11, 2016
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Shane S
Bundoran, Ireland92 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
Being a radio nerd, I had been looking forward to this ever since i started to plan my trip. I had visited the site many years ago but was delighted to know that interpretive panels and a walkway had been added. Having spent the day touristing, it was about 5.30pm when I got there. However there is no admission charge to this area and it is one of the signature discovery points on the Wild Atlantic Way. There's a lot of history at this site but be prepared for a lengthy walk - by the time i had walked the full route and stopped to read all the panels and take photos, 90 minutes had passed. I'm not complaining - it was interesting and it left me very ready for dinner afterwards. My advice is to wear good walking or hiking boots not light soled converse like I did where i felt every stone underfoot! (although you could cheat like some of the others who were there and drive up the walkway - not sure if it's allowed or not!!) If you are interested in history or broadcasting/radio be sure to add this to your list. I felt like i was walking in the footsteps of the man responsible for my radio career.
Written August 2, 2016
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Odrisceoilgirl
West Palm Beach, FL65 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
We ate at Marconis our first night in Clifden and liked it so much we returned again just a few days later. The seafood chowder was fantastic as well as the fresh Hake prepared in a yummy light cream sauce. My husband ordered a seafood pasta dish that was to die for. My fish was accompanied by fresh carrots, mashed turnips, potatoes, and fresh bread. We splurged and had chocolate cake with our coffee and it was phenomenal.
Written July 17, 2013
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Stephen A
23 contributions
Mar 2020
Great insight into a wonderful innovator
Well laid out
Beautiful views..fascinating historical perspective
Amazing to think so much was built and then achieved on a boggy piece of land a century ago.
Most enjoyable walk.
Written March 6, 2020
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PatNor
Dublin, Ireland286 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
This is a great Loop walk (about 90mins) sensitively designed to take in the Bogland flora and fauna and the sites of Marconi wireless messaging station and Alcock & Brown transatlantic flight landing. The walk includes regular interesting information on the events of the past. Well worth a visit.
Written September 5, 2019
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michaelwilliamson
Lurgan, UK223 contributions
Aug 2019
Well laid and marked path with stopping points telling and showing the history of this station. Really very interesting and great walk.
Written September 4, 2019
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Michael C
Galway, Ireland69 contributions
Mar 2018
This site is comprised of a gravel, sometimes tarred pathway that is partially looped through the rugged Connemara landscape. There are a number of information boards and interactive stops along the way, which focus on the landing site for the first ever transatlantic flight, the site of one of the first wireless stations in the world, and the production/harvesting of local turf/peat which helped to fuel the Marconi wireless station and is still used throughout Ireland as a source of fuel. I took my time reading all the information plaques and enjoyed a leisurely walk and so the visit took me about 2 hours. I think it could take less if you were in a rush. There is not much left of the Marconi station, but much of the floors remain and that gives a good idea of the size and layout of the buildings. There are also visual aids to help you to re-imagine the site as it was. Regardless of the historical significance of the site, and it is considerable, the walk around the site is a great way to explore and enjoy the wild and rugged landscape of West Galway. The local sheep, despite looking quite fierce, are always happy to pose for a photo as well.
Written March 31, 2018
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