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Clifden and The Sky Road

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Clifden and The Sky Road

Clifden is situated on the west coast of Ireland in County Galway against the backdrop of the 12 Ben Mountains and beautiful rugged coastline. The town is the center of the Connemara area and is known locally as the Capital of Connemara. Clifden is a lively location full of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés. While the major attraction in the area is the landscape, the town of Clifden is a great place to spend some time.

The Sky Road in Clifden is one of the best tourist attractions in the entire Connemara region. The circular route is 11km long and takes you out west from Clifden. Simply put, the scenery along the Sky Road is stunning. Very few places in Ireland can match the rugged beauty and range of scenery that can be seen from the Sky Road. The route is well signposted from Clifden and easy to find.

As you travel away from Clifden, the Sky Road separates into the lower and upper roads. The lower road will give you a very close up view of the landscape, but the upper road is most popular because of the views it offers over the entire area. There is a car park at the highest point of the road with plenty of room to park and take pictures.

Car rental is available at nearby Knock, Shannon, Kerry and Cork airports.

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By | 2015-03-18T14:40:40+00:00 September 9th, 2013|Categories: Attractions, Towns & Cities|Tags: , , , , , |9 Comments

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  3. Sue Murray December 31, 2009 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Hi Just wanted to say I fell in lov with Clifden after my first visit 2 years ago and I have been back since. I highly recommended this lovely area and surrounding areas as a place to stay as its so peaceful and lovely scenery.

    Sue

  4. KL February 12, 2010 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    All I can say is that I pray the winds of fate blow me in this direction before I die. I would love to spend about a month painting this landscape. To my eyes it is the most beautiful place on earth.

  5. Julian September 12, 2010 at 1:57 am - Reply

    Always loved Clifden. Great article

  6. carol November 2, 2010 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Clifden is nice but i have seen nicer views in Ireland.

  7. monica April 30, 2011 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    CLIFDEN IS LOVELY AND CONNEMARA IS VERY SPECIAL, PLENTY OF LAKES, RIVERS AND HILLS- WALKS TO KEEP U BUSY. HEAD UP TO LEANNE DIRECTION NOW THOSE VIEWS ARE REALLY BEAUTIFUL, THE PEOPLE CAN BE ABIT RUDE BUT ….. BUT THE VIEWS ARE WOW.

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    […] good mussels.   It also poured a delicious pint of Guinness.  From Clifden we drove the Sky Drive, which is a must […]

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