Tweety leprechaun with cauldron in Ireland



Ideal for a trip in unspoiled nature with numerous lakes and hills among heather and peat.
The views are great from the height of "sky road" (start from Clifden).

Connemara landscape from sky road

South to Clifden, there is a memorial to Alcock and Brown, two pilots who first crossed the Atlantic without stopover on board of a bomber in 1919. They covered 3,500 km (2175 miles) at the average speed of 190 km/h (118 miles per hour). Gone away from Terre-neuve, they arrived here : in the Connemara peat.
Charles Lindberg "overshadowed" them with the same feat in 1927 (departure from New-York and arrival at Bourget, near Paris), but on his own !

Kylemare abbey stands like a bolt from the blue. It's nice all around, and there is the national park in the surroundings.

Kylemare abbaye

Of course, it is always better with a clear and warm weather. If not discouraged by driving, one can go on with a trip to Croagh Patrick, a pelerinage to Saint Patrick.