Dan O'Hara's Heritage and History Centre
|Tel:||095-21808 / 095-21246|
This award winning heritage centre is situated approximately 5 miles from Clifden - Connemara’s capital. It offers a unique insight into the history and heritage of this most beautiful part of the West. A multi-lingual audiovisual introduces the history of the area and tells the story of Dan O’Hara.
Dan’s cottage and farm has been restored and his illustrates life in Connemara before the famine. Animals on the farm include Connemara ponies, donkeys, cattle and sheep. Visitors can also step back in time a visit a Crannóg, (pre-historic lake dwelling) Ringfort and Clocahaun (early Christian Oratory).
Guided tours of the centre are available by prior appointment and are both entertaining and educational. Demonstrations of Turf Cutting, Shearing, Thatching and other activities are available. Other facilities include Craft shop with large selection of knitwear, marble, jewellery and other gifts. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Farmhouse accommodation available.
|Address:||Lettershea, Clifden, Co. Galway|
|Telephone;||095-21808 / 095-21246|
|Location:||Situated on main Clifden-Galway road, 6km from Clifden, 50km from Galway|
|Season:||April to October|
|Open Times:||Daily: 10.00-18.00|
Last admission 17.00
|Tours:||Max No: 35, Duration: 1 1/2-2 hours Languages: English & Irish|
|Manager:||Martin & Nora Walsh|
|Average Visit Length:||1 1/2 hours|
Family: €20.00 (2A + 4C)
|Audio Visual:||Duration: 19 minutes, Languages: English, Irish, French, German, Spanish & Italian|
|Exhibition:||History of Connemara from pre-historic times. Languages: English, Irish|
|Restaurant:||Fully licensed restaurant serving lunches, snacks and Irish coffee|
|Group Booking Necessary:||Yes|
A stay at Dan O'Hara's Farmhouse offers personal attention and hospitality following in the custom of our forefathers. It is the ideal base for touring the West of Ireland and taking part in the many activities the area has to offer.
- Tastefully decorated ensuite bedrooms
- Tea coffee making facilities
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Information Pack on activities and amenities in the area
- Comfortable Sitting Room
- Private Dining Room
- Breakfast Menu (English, German, French, Italian, & Spanish)
- Working farm with cattle, sheep and ponies
- Complimentary admission to adjoining Heritage Centre
Conference & Incentive
The guided tours are both entertaining and educations offering a lively commentary on the history of Connemara and the story of Dan O’ Hara with the occasion song for good measure. Groups are taken to Dan O’ Hara’s Cottage in the tractor drawn carriage. They can view demonstrations of various activites but can also take part in the Old Days Old Ways or the Connemara Challenge - Both are ideal events for Incentive Groups or Team Building days for Corporate groups. Get out of the office and breathe in the Connemara air. Relive the lifestyle of a Connemara farmer in days gone by. Activities to include sowing potatoes, turf cutting, footing turf, thatching, baking bread etc. Activities vary according to season. Connemara Challenge includes Poc Fada, Wellie Throwing, Sheaf Tossing,Farm Feud and many other activities
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