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Alcock and Brown Landing Site, Galway

Alcock and Brown Landing Site - Galway, Republic of Ireland
Alcock and Brown Landing Site
Derrygimlagh Bog, Galway, Republic of IrelandMap
Clifden
+353 91 56 3081
Neighborhood: Connemara
Overview

History was made on this spot on 15 June 1919, when pilot John Alcock and navigator Arthur Brown flew from Newfoundland to Ireland in just over 6 hours. They crossed the ocean at a speed of approximately 120 mph in a Vickers Vimy plane, which is small and fragile by today's standards. A monument commemorating their arrival stands at Derrygimlagh Bog near Clifden. Walk along the path to the original landing site and savor the moment.

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