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The Sky Road in Clifden is one of the most picturesque areas in the Connemara region. The circular route is 16km long and takes you out west from Clifden, onto the Kingstown peninsula, and back into Clifden via the N59. The peninsula is also a part of the Wild Atlantic Way driving route. Simply put, the scenery along the Sky Road is stunning. Very few places in Ireland can match the rugged beauty and range of scenery that can be seen from the Sky Road.
The route is well signposted from Clifden town and is easy to find. As you travel away from Clifden, you are going up-hill on the Sky Road. Not long after you see the Castle Gates, the road will separate into the lower and upper roads. The lower road goes downhill towards the sea and will give you a very close up view of the landscape, but the upper road is most popular because of the views it offers over the entire area. Here you will find unbeatable views of the Connemara countryside, the Atlantic Ocean, The Islands, and the coastline of Co.  Mayo to the North, and Co. Clare to the south.
There is a car park and viewing area at the highest point with plenty of room to park and take pictures.  This is an area of unique natural beauty and we highly recommend that visitors to the area should experience it.

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Irene King


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