‘Yesterday we were in America’
This is what Captain John Alcock said when he and Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Whitten Brown landed in the Derrygimlagh Bog beside The Marconi Transatlantic Wireless Station. They were the first to fly non stop across the Atlantic in their Vickers Vimy aircraft. The history enveloped in the Derrygimlagh Bog near Clifden is quite amazing, a quiet unassuming place being developed as a signature point along the Wild Atlantic Way. While the transmission station was at Derrygimlagh, the receiving station was in Letterfrack, as necessary 30 miles away.
My upcoming exhibition at Clifden Library Art Space is a combination of images from both of these sites. Paintings and photographs from Derrygimlagh and Letterfrack will be shown from October 7-28th, during Library Opening Hours.
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