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The man who opened Connemara to the traveller, and built an infrastructure to encourage trade and commerce in what was a wilderness of bog, mountain, and a rocky sea coast, was the Scottish engineer Alexander Nimmo. He was originally commissioned to investigate the possibility of draining the bogs, and replace them with a landscape of arable land suitable for farming. But Nimmo was the original man who thought outside the box. In his report of 1812 he outlined the total neglect of the region which had about 30,000 inhabitants, mostly living along her coast, eking out a bare subsistence livelihood. But he saw huge potential in the natural wealth of Connemara for tourism, and limited industry. He reported that there were large quantities of fish in its lakes and sea, and abundant seaweed for manure and for the manufacture of kelp. Its agriculture was undeveloped, its bogs badly harvested. All this neglect could be remedied
The picturesque west coast town of Clifden has this week been officially twinned with the beautiful seaside town of Plourazel in the province of Brittany in northwest France.
As part of its bicentenary town celebrations during 2012, Clifden in Connemara is hosting Philip Littlejohn, who will give a Titanic lecture to commemorate the town’s historic link to the Titanic via Jack Phillips (Titanic's senior radio operator) who worked at the Marconi Transatlantic Radio Station (1909 -12), which was located three miles south of Clifden.
Connemara and Mayo form an area known for stunning scenery, and a new guidebook by walking guide Paul Phelan describes some of the region’s best and most spectacular walks. Connemara & Mayo – A Walking Guide will be launched by Clifden-based archaeologist Michael Gibbons in Westport Tourist Office on Thursday September 22 at 5pm.
A charity boss who lost his daughter to a genetic skin blistering condition will pull a 16-year-old boy in a specially converted shopping trolley from Clifden to Galway next month.
“Free at last, thank God almighty, I’m free at last,” exclaimed RTE celebrity Ryan ‘the Tubs’ Tubridy after receiving the freedom of Clifden and Connemara at the weekend.
The gates of Clifden and Connemara will be thrown wide open to RTE celebrity Ryan Tubridy when he receives the Golden Key at a ceremony this weekend.
Ireland in the Middle Ages was a dynamic and expanding society, fuelled by intellectual enquiry, artistic innovation, and the creation of colonies in Scotland and Wales.
The Abbeyglen Castle Hotel is located on the aptly named Sky Road overlooking the quaint alpine-like village of Clifden, Connemara. It is nestled in the romantic setting of the Twelve Bens with beautiful views overlooking Clifden Bay.
CLASSICAL MUSIC to thrill the ears and readings from poems and novels which will stir the imagination are set to be the order of the day at the Clifden Community Arts Week which begins tomorrow.