Monument to Alcock and Brown at Clifden
Collection:Bord Failte
Description:A photograph of a monument in Clifden to the achievement of the aviators Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown who were the first to fly a plane across the Atlantic. In 1919, they set off from Newfoundland and, sixteen hours later, landed their Vickers Vimy aircraft in Derrygimla Bog just south of Clifden. The monument is a large, abstract work of art. There is a plaque at its base. There is a narrow road beyond the monument, and there is a fence and a series of electricity poles on one side of this road. Clifden is in Connemara, a part of Galway that lies between Lough Corrib and the Atlantic Ocean.