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Postcard Perfect View of Clifden: Co Galway

Darcy Memorial - Photo by Tony Calland

Clifden from the Darcy Memorial – Photo by Tony Calland

Ever wondered where the calendar and postcard photos of Clifden were taken from? Heading out of town and 3/4 mile along the Sky Road is a gated entry to Memorial Hill. Crowning the Hill is a simple memorial to John D’Arcy who founded the town around 1812.

Of course the memorial was first started shortly after his death in 1839 but unfortunately the money ran out and it was not until the 1990’s that the existing monument and plaque were finally placed.

It is not a difficult climb once through the gate, but the path, such as it is consists of turf over rock and good footwear is recommended.

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Written by tony2phones

Early retired, Anglo-Irish living in rural east Galway. Well travelled on the Island of Ireland and a regular contributor to a number of Irish travel forums (aka tony2phones). Interests are mainly rural locations, photography, local festivals and events. Travel with my partner Christina and dog Brogan. Tony’s Tips

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