Omey Island

Omey Island Ireland The Island of Omey is situated approximately a 20mins drive north of Clifden in North West Connemara on Wild Atlantic Way. Omey Island is situated near the village of Claddaghduff, just off the N59 (Clifden-Westport Road). Omey Island can be accessed by …

THE SOCIAL CLUB 1919

The Social Club at the Marconi Station The Social Club at the Marconi Station was built in 1907 when the telegraph station was started operations. The social club was a small structure compared with the others on the Marconi Station Site.  The social club was …

Connemara National Park

Connemara National Park Connemara National Park is situated at the crossroads village of Letterfrack on N59 Clifden to Westport road. The park is located north of Clifden (15km).  Connemara National Park is protected landscape under the EU habitat directed which comes under a Special Area …

Killary Harbour

Killary Harbour Things to do Killary harbour in Connemara Co. Galway is Irelands only 3nd fiord.  The fiord is approximately 10-13km in length.  The fiord can be reached by the N59 from Clifden heading north towards Leenane village on the Westport road.  The fiord/harbour acts …

Roundstone

Roundstone Things To Do Roundstone is a fishing village south of Clifden.  The history of Roundstone dates back to the 1800s.  The founding engineer who built Roundstone was Alexander Nimmo.  Alexander Nimmo was a civil engineer who hailed from Scotland and designed the bridges, roads …

Inishbofin

Inishbofin Things to do Inishbofin is an Island off the coastal fishing village of Cleggan. The port of Cleggan is located of the N59 north of Clifden (approx 15 minute drive).  Citylink coaches also provide transport links from Galway via Clifden to Cleggan port.   Inishbofin …

Clifden

Clifden Area Things to Do Clifden and its surrounding areas are located West in Co. Galway on the Atlantic Sea Board.  Clifden town was founded by John Darcy who was a landlord and Estate Owner in or around c.1812.  Alexander Nimmo also built the roads …

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey Things to Do Along the N59 road about 12-15km north of Clifden we have one of the most scenic castles and buildings in Ireland.  Kylemore Abbey built by Sir Mitchell Henry.  Sir Mitchell Henry was raised in Manchester England who was Minister of …

Engineers Bungalow

The Chief Engineers Bungalow The Engineers Bungalow at the Marconi Station was a u shaped single storey structure. The engineer’s bungalow was the largest residence on site at the Marconi Station.  The building housed the chief engineer who engineered the Marconi stations day to day …

Marconi Station Railway

Marconi Station Railway History The Marconi Railway was a narrow gauge railway that served the Marconi Station complex.  In 1907, Clifden and Connemara received a second railway called the Marconi Express and Derrigimbla.  The narrow gauge single track railway was of 2 foot gauge.  The …