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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