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Alcock and Brown Landing Site

Derrygimlagh Bog, Clifden, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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The site where John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed following their historic cross-Atlantic flight in 1919.
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Derrygimlagh Bog, Clifden, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An easy place to walk around as there is a tar path, good for small children. Nice views of the 12 bens. There are also some food stands if you want a snack before or after.

Thank theashomalley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The thought that this was less than a 100 years ago is startling when overhead 7 miles high you can see a big Airbus dfoing 600 miles an hour...

Thank GilesWareham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The landing site of Alcock and Brown is often confused with the Marconi site and the signs are very misleading. Many go to look at the Marconi site and then walk 1.5K each way in a wasted walk unless they like a dose of sea...More

Thank denniscasey
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Who knew that Brits Alcock and Brown made the first transatlantic airplane crossing? Apparently, many did... but how many Americans, I wonder? Charles Lindbergh is famous in the US for making the first solo transatlantic crossing, but Alcock and Brown were ahead of him when...More

1  Thank ejeffrey2017
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is a fairly flat walk of 3.5km and tells the amazing story of the Marconi transmitter station and the pilots first flight from USA. Go for it .

Thank RevJohnK
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Whoever set up this attraction did the best they could with a limited budget. It's an interesting layout consisting of a walk around the Marconi site with one or two pointers to where Alcock and Brown allegedly landed but there is not a lot of...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This monument is really part of the Marconi walk. It was put there in the last while as they have just opened up the Marconi walk, and it happens to be where Alcock and Brown landed !

1  Thank SFab1
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Lots of pictures and displays of newspaper accounts of the time. Interesting how little the money prize was for being the first to complete the transatlantic flight!

1  Thank Betty668988
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We took a Nice 3 MILE walk. The History was explained through 7 stations. Lots of sheep! Lots of turf piles, largest bog in Ireland. Great views super windy. We can see why they made the landing here from the sky it would be flat...More

1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

A very worthwhile and intersting site. A good pair pf shoes needed for this 5KM walk if you want to see all the info boards. Take your oen picnic and make an afternoon of it😉

Thank Steve L
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