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The Connemara Railway & Alcock and Brown

  • Packed with facts and pictures,
  • Both these Books offer a trip back in time to two amazing periods in Connemara History.
  • Alcock and Brown First Transatlantic Flight
  • The Connemara Railway


The Connemara Railway

This attractive 52 paged booklet gives a concise history of the railway line that operated for forty years between Galway and Clifden. Opened in 1895, the line had seven stations and ran for forty-eight miles through some of the most breathtaking scenery Ireland has to offer. The names of over 200 men and boys employed on the construction of the line are listed here.

...packed with facts and pictures, it gives a brief history of the old Galway-Clifden branch of the MGWR.

It contains many facts and reminisces of this line that would have otherwise been lost! '

'...concise and delivers the salient facts that any visitor to Connemara who encounters the remains of this line may ask.'

Alcock and Brown

In 1913 Lord Northcliffe, proprietor of the Daily Mail, offered a prize of 10, 000 pounds for the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic by a “heavier than air” machine. A seventy-two hour time limit was set under the rules drawn up and administered by the Royal Aero Club.

Alcock and Brown’s Vickers Vimy left St John’s Newfoundland at 4.12pm GMT, Sat 14 June and arrived Derrygimla, Clifden 8.40am GMT, Sunday 15th June 1919. Flight time 16 hours 28 minutes. Distance over 1, 900 miles. Average speed during flight 120 MPH. This is their story.

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Weight .200 kg
Dimensions 7 × 5 × 1 cm


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