My father told me when I was a lad, about Alcock and Browns adventure. He got across to me the magnitude of the event at that time. The location of the Landing is a short enough drive from Clifden in the direction of Ballyconeely. We came to a sign pointing to the right towards a lane. We drove up, clambered over the gate, walked perhaps 50 yards towards a bunch of horned sheep who eyed us up and down. But we were in the middle of a rocky field/bog. Saw nothing.
Back in the car and started to head back to Clfden. But immediately on our right (which is on the opposite side of the road) we saw a sign for Alcock and Brown monument. So we drove up say half a mile and there was the sculture of a Tailfin of a plane with a place to park. Incidentally there was a reference to Marconi up this same road but we saw nothing. so, Clifden, wake up. You have a double world class attractions (The Flight and Marconi). Surely if up the road at the Connemara National Park they can build an interpretive centre explaining all about an Irish Bog (!), Clifden can find something to say about such monumental events as Alcock & Brown and Marconi.
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