7 Sights in Conamara Municipal District, Ireland (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Conamara Municipal District, Ireland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Conamara Municipal District, Ireland.List of cities in Ireland
1. Alcock and Brown Crash Site
John Alcock and Arthur Brown were British aviators who made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919. They flew a modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Clifden, County Galway, Ireland. The Secretary of State for Air, Winston Churchill, presented them with the Daily Mail prize for the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by aeroplane in "less than 72 consecutive hours." A small amount of mail was carried on the flight, making it the first transatlantic airmail flight. The two aviators were awarded the honour of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) by King George V at Windsor Castle a week later.
2. Kylemore Abbey
Kylemore Abbey is a Benedictine Monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland. The Abbey was founded for Benedictine nuns who fled Belgium in World War 1. Today, Kylemore Abbey, under The Kylemore Trust, continues its mission as a Benedictine monastery, holding Kylemore and its spiritual mission, natural and built heritage in trust for the Irish nation. Kylemore Abbey also operates as one of Ireland's leading visitor attractions.
3. Dun Arann Lighthouse
The Inishmore or Dún Árann Lighthouse, is a decommissioned lighthouse located on the highest point of Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands in County Galway, Ireland. It was the first of a series of lighthouses that were built in the 19th century on the Aran Islands, but it was poorly positioned and was eventually replaced by the Inisheer Lighthouse and the Eeragh Lighthouse. Its deactivation also resulted in the construction of another lighthouse on Straw Island.
4. The Black Fort
Dún Dúchathair or simply Dúchathair, meaning "black fort", is a large stone fort on the cliffs at Cill Éinne, (Killeany), Inishmore in County Galway, Ireland. Due to erosion, it now sits on a rocky promontory that stretches out into the sea. On its outer side there are large walls, reaching 6 metres high and 5 metres wide. On the inside are the ruins of clocháns. There is also evidence of a cheval de frise protecting the entrance.
5. Clifden Castle
Clifden Castle is a ruined manor house west of the town of Clifden in the Connemara region of County Galway, Ireland. It was built c. 1818 for John D'Arcy, the local landowner, in the Gothic Revival style. It fell into disrepair after becoming uninhabited in 1894. In 1935, ownership passed to a group of tenants, who were to own it jointly, and it quickly became a ruin.
6. Slyne Head Lighthouse
Slyne Head Lighthouse is located at the westernmost point of County Galway, about 12 kilometres (7 mi) southwest of Doonlaughan, Ireland on the island of Illaunamid. It is maintained by Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL). There were two lighthouses on this point built in 1836, but only the western one remains active.
7. Oghil Fort
Dún Eochla [duːn oːxlə] is a stone fort on a hill in the middle of the Aran island of Inishmore in County Galway in Ireland. The date of construction of the relatively complete round fortification is unknown, but the dún probably dates from the late Iron Age or the early Middle Ages
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