Alcock & Brown 100 – 12th June

Alcock and Brown Centenary Sign


On June 12th Connemara National Park is delighted to be hosting a number of events, in conjunction with Connemara Chamber of Commerce,  to mark the new twinning arrangement with Parks Canada, as well as the 100 year anniversary of the outstanding feat by Alcock & Brown.

Please see details below:


  • 2pm-3pm Presentation ‘Parks Canada – A Snapshot’, presented by Bill Brake & Glenn Keough (Parks Canada). Admittance – Free
  • 3:15pm-4:15pm Screening of ‘Alcock and Brown – The True Story’. Admittance €10.  CANCELLED – apologies for any inconvenience
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm Presentation ‘Unravelling Marconi’s Station at the Diamond’, present by Shane Joyce. Admittance – Free.

All events will take place in the AV Theatre at Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co. Galway.

Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first comes, first in basis.


Please click here for more information on the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht’s new twinning arrangement established between the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Parks Canada, connecting Connemara National Park and the Marconi Station in Ireland respectively with Terra Nova National Park and Signal Hill National Historic Site in Newfoundland and Labrador.