Sky Road

The Sky Road is an exhilarating 11km/7ml circular drive west of Clifden. The 12 Bens provide a wonderful backdrop to the town and along with the two church spires, they give Clifden its distinctive skyline. Along the road is a gateway leading to the ruins of the old D’Arcy mansion, Clifden Castle. These ruins overlook the sea and can be reached by going on a ten-minute walk down a farm track

A little further along, the road separates to the left you can take the low road by the sea, but it is recommended to continue along the high road where the road climbs to a height of over 500ft. As the road rises there are breath-taking views of the islands (Inishturk and Turbot), and the surrounding coastline

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