Sunset for Sky Road, Clifden, Connemara

Justifiably famous for the views it affords, the Sky Road route takes you up among the hills overlooking Clifden Bay and its offshore islands, Inishturk and Turbot. Follow the signposts from Market Square and be sure to climb Monument Hill on the way (1km on the left). At the summit of Monument Hill you will find a stone memorial to the town’s founder, John D’Arcy (1785-1839). This is a good vantage point to photograph the town of Clifden, with its two spires and perfect Twelve Bens backdrop.

You can walk, cycle or drive up the Sky Road. When you reach the highest point you will see a car park and viewing area on the left (about 5.5km from Clifden).

See also Clifden Beach Road / Sky Road Walk.
See also Sky Road Cycle Route.

Clifden as seen from Monument Hill

Clifden as seen from Monument Hill, Sky Road

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3 Responses to The Sky Road

  1. Joanna says:

    Three of my daughters and I will be visiting Ireland November 10-17 and we’re wondering what kind of weather and temps we can expect. Will the gardens there still be enjoyable? Are there any particularly “wonderful” places at that time of year?

    • ConnemaraNet says:

      Hi Joanna,

      The weather is on average about 8 degrees in November, with a lot of humidity. However, I always like to repeat that ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing’, so yes, the gardens are still enjoyable and you will be able to do most of the activities that summer visitors do, but please make sure you bring warm, windproof and waterproof clothing, and proper walking boots if you are planning on doing a lot of walking. Please refer to our Things to do section for suggestions of activities in Connemara. And to find out more about the Irish weather, please visit Enjoy your time in Ireland with your daughters!

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