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The largest town in Connemara, Clifden is a thriving area in County Galway. It boasts a population of about 1,900. Because it is the largest town in the region, its often nicknamed "The Capital of Connemara". It is located on the Owenglen River where it flows into Clifden Bay. John D'Arcy founded the town in the 19th century. He lived in Clifden Castle. Clifden is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tuam and has two churches : St. Joseph's (Roman Catholic) and Christ Church (Church of Ireland).

  • Last visit to Clifden: Jun 2010
  • Intro Written Oct 17, 2010
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