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Clifden is a tidy little town out in the west of Connemara and considered the capital. Colourful parades of shops and friendly people. Not far from here is the first transatlantic wireless telegraphy station set up by Marconi in 1905/7where worked for a time, Jack Phillips, to become the wireless operator of the doomed "Titanic". Also close to the Marconi station is where Alcock and Brown landed in a peat bog after the first transatlantic flight in 1919.
Always a nice thing to do in the small towns with their colourful shop facades and the friendly faces. more travel advice
Just 20 kms from Clifden is the superb Kylemore Abbey. Begun in 1867 by Mitchell Henry to house his family after they... more travel advice
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