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Marconi Station

Derrygimlagh, Clifden, Ireland
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This is GREAT

We really had a wonderful time walking the trail and seeing all the sites. Very interesting and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon E
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Goodyear, Arizona
Very educating

Well worth the walk. To see where the old power station stood and the ruins of the workers houses... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael H
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Paphos District, Cyprus
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Derrygimlagh, Clifden, Ireland
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"transatlantic flight"
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"information points"
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"great walk"
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"information provided"
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"wireless transmission"
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"interactive information"
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"industrial archaeology"
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"spring and summer"
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"lamb shank"
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"interesting walk"
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"power station"
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"toilet facilities"
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"the loop"
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"seafood chowder"
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"worth a stop"
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"take photos"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really had a wonderful time walking the trail and seeing all the sites. Very interesting and the history is outstanding. All the sheep all over the place. Also there was a man there loading turf on his truck.

Thank Sharon E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the walk. To see where the old power station stood and the ruins of the workers houses was very interesting. There were many sights that you could hear sounds from the past workings. It showed how much we owe to these people.

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

This exceeded our expectations. Although it's quite a walk it's very informative and you see the Alcock and Brown landing site with some great interpretive information

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

The site of Marconi's landmark transmissions across the Atlantic at the dawn of instant communications. Really well presented site with interesting, well spaced information points and very good paths. As a bonus this is also the site of the landing of the first transatlantic flight....More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Our first visit to this attraction. It was cold and windy and a very long walk to cover all of it if you stop to read all the signs and explanations. I'd do it again on a better weather day. Free and historic location.

Thank kilted2
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

To get a magnificent walk while you discover the story behind 2 fascinating pieces of history is just wonderful. You simply couldn't visit Clifden and not look into what happened here that made it world famous. Sympathetically laid out in the bog, the historical info...More

Thank Danielle100
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

If you want to combine a good walk that courses through a genuine Irish bog with some way-before-Internet history this is the place. Reviewer who labeled it "open air" is 100% spot on. Definitely wide open spaces interspersed with intelligently designed information kiosks - spinning...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Marconi station is a lovely place to visit with his historical context nice view surrounded with ocean.

Thank Suzanne S
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Such a beautiful and relaxing walk! Right in the middle of the biggest protected wetlands in Connemara. You must have a look!

Thank Tomas and Carol L
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

A really interesting and pleasant find near Clifden. Open air museum visit and walk, all-in-one. Plenty of interesting and interactive information about Marconi's trans-Atlantic radio station, with information about the first record-breaking trans-Atlantic flight as icing on the top. Dress well for the walk, this...More

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CJMNY
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Response from PestfromBuda | Reviewed this property |
You're in Ireland - depending on whom you speak to it's either. Having been there I reckon it's Clifden. We found it easily, but then a decent map helps!
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