If you like atypical places, then the Derrygimalagh peat bog is the place for you! It must be said that this Connemara peat bog is far from being an ordinary peat bog: it is also the place of a great historical exploit! It was here that John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brow landed, making the first ever non-stop transatlantic flight! It was then on June 15, 1919…
The Derrygimlagh bog has the advantage of bringing together the beauty of a wild site, while commemorating a hitherto unheard of aerial feat. This is why the bog is ideal for walkers and hikers: you’ll come across the Alcock and Brown Landing Site, a monument to the landing of the two pilots. The latter is easily recognizable: it takes the shape of a white aircraft tail, and can be mistaken for a large white egg 5 meters high .
The peat bog also has the advantage of being rather unknown to visitors. You will be able to walk through the Irish bog without having to deal with the crowds. It will of course be without counting on the presence of a few sheep grazing in front of the Atlantic Ocean.
Of course, avoid the too wet areas of the peat bog: only follow the marked paths, otherwise you risk sinking!
Anyway, the landscapes are beautiful, very beautiful even, and will be worth it if you walk along the coast for a few kilometers to enjoy it!