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Address: Derrygimlagh, Clifden, Ireland

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Lovely walk, great parking

Lovely walk and very informative. Perfect for walking or biking. Beware of the sheep droppings on the trail ;)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
new york, ny

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this site 18 th Feb. Great morning out. So much history and a lovely walk. Site of first transmission across the Atlantic and site where Allcock and Brown touched down on the first transatlantic flight. No entrance charge. Definitely recommend it!!

Thank garyjamison
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This really is worth seeing; brilliant interventions in an extraordinary natural landscape. A perfect 5k walk to blow off the worries of life. And the ghosts of Marconi and his men seem to haunt the place. A must see.

Thank Alex J
new york, ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Lovely walk and very informative. Perfect for walking or biking. Beware of the sheep droppings on the trail ;)

1 Thank jyo_nyc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We really enjoyed our visit: it is quite a long walk around the site (though the walkways are well built, so even in the rain it was comfortable walking), but well worth it to learn about the project and to see for yourself what an isolated place this was. The photos of how the site once looked are particularly well... More 

1 Thank Sian281C
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This site provides information and views pertaining to the massive effort by Marconi to conduct trans-Atlantic communications. There is no charge and a fair bit of walking is necessary but it is not hilly. The site also give some good info and observation of peat bogs

Thank trekkers1983
Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

If you see the size of the place and the photos of the technical equipment, then you realize what a technologically advanced project this has been

2 Thank Rien W
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A great 5km walk round the bog (fortunately there are stone and wood walkways so don't worry about ending up waist-deep in the mire like aviation pioneers Alcock and Brown did !) with plenty of interpretative signage to get a feel for how this important site operated. Toilets and a tea bar would be appreciated to save the dash back... More 

1 Thank Fun2Fly
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We visited on a dry but over cast day the perfect day for this 3.5ish mile walk. The newly improve paths and the addition of information post, made this a very enjoyable and informative walk. There is not much left of the original buildings but with the information provided there's enough to get a real feeling of what it would... More 

1 Thank Jo K
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This walk of about 5 km as you move from one information point to the next in a looped walk around the site that Marconi build his telegraph station c1909 in the middle of a bog in the western tip of Ireland is very well presented in a minimalist sort of way, in that the surrounding bog is always present... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I visited on a beautiful sunny day and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It looks like the relevant authorities have recently upgraded the paths and added interesting checkpoints along the route. There's not much left of the original structures but with the information provided there's enough to get a feel for what it must have been like. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Adrian S

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