Clifden was founded in the 19th century by John D’Arcy who lived in Clifden Castle (which is now a ruin that can be seen from the Sky Road west of Clifden). The Sky Road in Clifden is one of the top tourist attractions in the entire region.
Clifden gained prominence in the early 1900’s when Guglielmo Marconi built his first high power transatlantic long wave wireless telegraphy station 6 km south of the town to minimize the distance to its sister station in Nova Scotia. The first point-to-point fixed wireless service connecting Europe with North America opened for public service with the transmission of 10,000 words on 17 Oct 1907 and ceased operation on 25 July 1922 after suffering damage in the Irish Civil War.
Seaside Cottage : Clifden : Prices €1400 – 950
Set in 1.3 acres of grounds on a plateau up and off the main road surrounded by mature trees and meadow. Over looks the bay with private access to shore. Complimentary access to private health and leisure centre in Clifden, including heated pool, jacuzzi & steam room. Email: email@example.com Tel:+353 (0) 95 21437