Explore Connemara on the Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined coastal drive in the world, and for those of you looking to experience the natural beauty of Ireland, and the breathtaking scenery of the coastline, this is a journey for you.
Starting in the very north of Ireland in Donegal, and finishing in Cork in the south, the Wild Atlantic Way takes in 8 counties and has over 150 discovery points along the way, helping you to relax and enjoy the wonderful views as you hit the road.
Connemara, with The Alcock and Brown memorial in Clifden at its heart it listed as the top 10 destinations not to miss on the Wild Atlantic Way, so make sure you make time to spend at least one night with us in the Alcock and Brown Hotel to experience all that Clifden, Connemara has to offer!
Clifden is a coastal town located in Galway’s picturesque Connemara area. Nestled between the 12 Ben Mountains, the Atlantic Ocean and bog land area, Clifden is one of Ireland’s most popular towns and has many shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, and with the Alcock and Brown Hotel at the centre of Clifden, our cosy hotel makes a great stop off point as you hit the halfway point for your trip. For those of you who like a little bit of history, Clifden is home to the scattered remnants of the world’s first trans-Atlantic radio station, as well as a wing-shaped memorial to commemorate the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic, which crashed in Clifden. Alcock and Brown who were the pilots, thankfully weren’t injured in the crash. It is these brave pilots that our lovely Alcock and Brown hotel are named after.
We at the Alcock and Brown have put together a comprehensive list of things to do in and near Clifden to help you get the most out of your holiday with us. For a list of family friendly activities please click here. For a list of top indoor and outdoor activities please click here. For further information on travelling the Wild Atlantic way please click here.