Clifden is a coastal town in County Galway, Ireland, inside the vicinity of Connemara, positioned at the Owenglin River in which it flows into Clifden Bay. As the most important city in the location, it's miles regularly called the Capital of Connemara. Frequented through tourists, Clifden is linked to Galway metropolis with the aid of the N59. The metropolis turned into based on the start of the nineteenth century through John D'Arcy 1785 to 1839 who lived in Clifden Castle constructed round 1818, now a damage west of Clifden. He had inherited the property in 1804, whilst it was in the main inhabited via fishermen and farmers.
The concept of setting up a metropolis at the coast was first voiced by means of him in 1812. Bad communications and a lack of private capital prevented fast development till the 1820s, while the potato crop failed in 1821 to 22 and D Arcy petitioned the authorities in Dublin for assistance. The engineer Alexander Nimmo changed into sent to the region in 1822. He constructed a key at Clifden completed in 1831 and started out a avenue to Galway.14, 46 with these upgrades to its infrastructure, the city began to grow.