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“Excellent views of the Peninsula”
Review of Sky Road

Sky Road
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$57.52*
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Guided Connemara Day Tour from Galway
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Excellent views of the Peninsula”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Sky Road leaves the Village of Clifden, Ireland and heads up into the adjoining hills winding around the ridge overlooking the Atlantic Coast and several small communities and residences.
It is a beautiful, if narrow, roadway which gives a visitor a better understanding of just how the
local geography shaped the lives of generations of Irish farmers and fishermen in the area.
The road carries mostly auto traffic but it is perfect for both biking and walking. The road faces mostly a southerly direction making it good for early photography early and late in the day.
There are a few ancient castles along the way if you stop and look in the right places but they
are all on private property and not easily accessible to tourists.

Visited September 2013
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Peoria, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great drive or walk”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

The drive is steep and there are some loose gravel at the top. Drivers are nice where they let you go pass. But when driving up your right next to the cliff so drive slow. Once up to the top it the air and view is amazing!! A must see!

Visited October 2013
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Sky Road from Clifden”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

If the weather is good this is a very beautiful scenic drive. It is a single track road with passing places so needs to be driven with care.

Visited July 2013
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Bedford, New Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Sky road is a short trip from the village, but has an amazing view of the islands. It also starts the connemara loop.

Visited October 2013
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful little drive”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

It was very pretty little drive and would have been even better on bikes! :) If you have time, it is a worth distraction. So is Omey Island!

Visited September 2013
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