Things to do in Clifden

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Things to Do in Clifden

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  • Jaimee G
    Urbana, IL435 contributions
    By the time we got to Clifden we had already driven the Ring of Kerry and the Slea Head Loop on Dingle Peninsula, so the wow factor had worn off a bit for us. But it is still the Wild Atlantic Way and it is still stunning and a much shorter drive than other loops, offering Clifden Castle ruins and several look out points including Pointe Amharc Atlantach Fiáin Sky Bothar on the Upper road. Definitely worth the 30-60 minutes it takes to drive all or a portion of this road.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Jaimee G
    Urbana, IL435 contributions
    There were a few parking spots on a patch of gravel outside the castle gates. You can then walk all the way down to the castle or you can walk about halfway down and still get a decent view. We walked to the curve where the castle came into view and met some people hiking back up from the castle. We asked if the walk was worth it and they all said not really. So, if you've seen a lot of ruins in Ireland already, this is not worth the walk. But I still enjoyed seeing it and snapping a picture by only walking part way down.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Poorhorseowner
    83 contributions
    The history is impressive, but even if that’s not your thing it makes for a nice easy hour or so walk. Well maintained paths and informative along the way.
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Curlybob2010
    17 contributions
    We had a lovely swim here on Tuesday 19th August .. water is crystal clear. The sand is so unusual ... actually tiny bits of shell and coral. Lovely easy access to the beach and the water. Perfect for families too.
    Written 20 August 2020
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  • Kiaran M
    Bournemouth, UK4 contributions
    Sincere apologies but I don’t recall the guide ( who told us this was the first time she was managing the business on her own as the owners were away)…..she was absolutely outstanding! From the get go, she was both welcoming & reassuring that as novices, we would all love the experience……& that we did. No clock watching, the leisurely experience provided us an opportunity to trot on the beaches, something I’d never have thought we’d do and it was clear their ponies are well used to carrying people who haven’t a clue!
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • EagleEyeBoston
    Boston, MA956 contributions
    If you have any interest in or knowledge of the history of the advent of transatlantic flight or the wireless (radio telegraph), you have to visit here. Alcock and Brown crash landed their plane in the peat bog here at the end of their flight from Newfoundland in 1919 -- there was no runway -- and they wanted to get a wireless message back to Canada right away because they were competing for a prize for the first crossing by plane of the Atlantic. This was the site of the Marconi wireless station, so it fit the bill for them. Fascinating. Especially if you have been to Newfoundland where they took off (we have).
    Written 29 August 2019
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  • GalwaayGalwaygirl34
    Galway, Ireland367 contributions
    We visit it here on a week away , its a nice place but feel with the vast place it is they could do alot more with the place to make it more attractive to tourists, we enjoyed it, walked up to Dan o hara 's cottage which was a sad story, its not for the faint hearted but we managed the steep walk . Was worth the visit
    Written 13 July 2021
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  • Gooner10-8
    Dublin, Ireland1,944 contributions
    'Hard to believe, but in these Covid times, our last visit to this wonderful Gallery in Clifden, County Galway, was way back in June 2019, when we not only appreciated the eclectic mix of Art on display, made a modest purchase, and also enjoyed the company of the knowledgeable, warm, personable and helpful Owner, Anne Murrins.

    So, in October 2021, we were delighted to come back here again, to be warmly welcomed by Anne, and to enjoy the impressive range of Art she has on display.

    This time, we were particularly struck by the work of an Irish Artist called Denise M. Ryan, who has spent most of her Artistic Life living and working in County Clare. As people who have a huge grá for Connemara, perhaps unsurprisingly, we were most attracted to a Work called "Connemara Bog in Autumn", and left the Gallery telling Anne that we wanted to "think about it". But there's a story here : when we went back to Anne to say that we wished to buy this Painting, we were told that someone else, who clearly shared our taste, had bought it that very afternoon !

    And so, we opted to purchase an alternative Piece by the same talented Artist : "Eagle Rock, Burren", another impressive Painting, which we're now delighted to have on the wall of our little Cottage, in Louisburgh, County Mayo.

    Our renewed thanks to Anne Murrins for continuing to operate such a wonderful Art Gallery in the heart of Connemara : we hope to come back here again - idir an dá linn, go néirí go geal leis an Gailearaí iontach seo agus leis an Úinéir, Anne Murrins !
    Written 11 October 2021
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  • Clarelor
    Dublin, Ireland393 contributions
    Great beaches all along the area, walk for miles with the Atlantic Ocean at your side, take a pony trek from the point and swim with the ponies.Stunning views.
    Written 3 March 2019
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  • Avondale30
    Dublin, Ireland14 contributions
    Lovely browsing through the different rooms in this great art gallery. Some fabulous paintings, in different genres, also friendly assistant
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Marshall D
    Coverack, UK48 contributions
    The first non-stop transatlantic flight landed a few hundred yards from here. The walk though the bogs is also very interesting.
    Written 10 March 2020
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  • koabug
    Honolulu, HI1,581 contributions
    The Clifden Station House Museum had an eclectic collection. The ground floor had displays of the prized race horses of Connemara and some looms. Upstairs were artifacts of the railroad, the transatlantic flight and milk equipment.
    Written 26 June 2018
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  • Arcadeange
    Southampton, UK8 contributions
    I was not sure about visiting, but so glad I did. It is so beautiful inside and you feel at peace. You can light a candle in memory of a loved one.
    Written 29 November 2021
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  • Vincent D
    Dún Laoghaire, Ireland1,219 contributions
    The visitors centre is conveniently located in the centre of town. It has maps and sheep in the window to attract visitors.
    They can direct you to accommodation- although most people book on line now days. They also sell woolly sheep. We bought one!
    Written 7 July 2019
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  • seamusgibson
    Letterkenny, Ireland5 contributions
    Our first time to visit the Connemara Pony show excellent show so much to see and do something for everyone both young and not so young well worth a visit!!
    Written 2 June 2017
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