My name is Simon Conneely and I am a tour guide and walker who will guide you through Alcock and Brown and the Marconi Station. I have a BA in Archaeology form the National University of Ireland Galway from 2012 and I also hold a safe pass certificate. The Derrigimlagh Alcock and Brown and Marconi site is located on the Wild Atlantic Way on R341 road.3km south of Clifden. The Walking tours take approximately one hour to complete along with interpretation or explanation.
The tour walk consists of a number of interpretation boards and I will explain in some detail what the information boards of the history and archaeology of Alcock and brown and Marconi development in the early 20th Century. The path starts from the main car park (free of charge) beside the main Clifden to Ballyconneely/Roundstone road (R341). There is parking provide also for bicycle bays to the entrance of the car park when arriving. There is a mobile coffee shop provided at the car park for refreshments.
Some walking tours could be delayed due to inclement weather at times which could affect timings of start and finishing walking tours. The pathways are of boardwalk, tarred and gravel construction. While on tour there will be instances where we will view the cutting of peat occurring while we walk along the paths. During the tours we must adhere to directional signage and designated pathways on route and any dogs brought on guided tour walks must be on a leash as there are sheep grazing on open commonage on site. As the site is of special area of conservation we must not litter on site and we must adhere to all health and safety regulations. There are directional signs from Clifden towards the sight of Alcock and Brown and Marconi Derrigimlagh on R341 road, just follow the blue wave signs with brown background. We hope you enjoy your visit and walk at the Alcock and Brown and Marconi Guide.