L6548 : Ballinaboy: Alcock and Brown Memorial

taken 29 years ago, near to Ballinaboy, an Clochan and Drinagh, Galway, Ireland

Ballinaboy: Alcock and Brown Memorial
Ballinaboy: Alcock and Brown Memorial
The memorial, in the form of an aircraft tail fin, was dedicated on 15 June 1959 on the fortieth anniversary of Alcock and Brown's landing nearby in their converted Vickers Vimy bomber aircraft having completed the first Trans-Atlantic flight. The memorial is on Errislannan Hill about two kilometres north of their landing spot.

John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown were knighted a few days after the flight but Alcock was to die only six months later in an aircraft crash. Brown lived until 1948.

The distant hill is Errisbeg.
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L6548, 13 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 August, 1990   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 11 August, 2009
Category
Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! L 652 481 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.9536N 10:1.8320W
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Irish: geotagged! L 652 481
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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