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A Céad Mile Failte awaits from the Breathnach/Walsh Family at this award winning Heritage Centre located just 6km from Clifden on the N59 in Connemara.

Restored prefamine Cottage of Dan O' Hara at Connemara Heritage & History Centre 



Martin & Nora and their family run a hill farm in the heart of Connemara.

In 1992 they diversified into agri tourism and at the Heritage Centre the family share the history, heritage, culture & traditions of the Connemara.  The farm has cattle, sheep and the world famous Connemara Ponies with a few friendly donkeys & chickens.

Connemara Pony at Connemara Heritage & History Centre near Clifden Cock of the Walk - Dan O' Hara Farm Connemara Heritage & History Centre    

The centre is based around the restored prefamine cottage of Dan O' Hara who was forced to emigrate in the 1840's when he was evicted from his home. 

Fire place in Dan O' Hara's Cottage Connemara Heritage & History Centre

Guided tours are both entertaining & educational and offer demonstrations of traditional farming activities such as turf cutting, sheep herding, soda bread making on the open fire and other activities & games. Tours are suitable for student groups, school  tours, active retired, coach tours, corporate or incentive groups   

The audio visual introduces Dan O' Hara's Story & the history of the area. The history & artefacts room has articles and displays on Connemara through the Ages and many items of historical and cultural interest. Other items of interest at the Centre include  reconstructions of a crannog, ringfort & clochaun.


Our restaurant is ideal for morning coffee, afternoon tea or lunch stops. There is also a craft shop, internet access & free parking available for coaches.                                                            

Guided Tour in the Tractor Drawn Carriage -Twelve Bens in the backgroundOpen April to October


Off season by request for groups

Daily 10am -6pm               Last admission 5pm

Self Guided Individual Admission Rates

Adults €8.00

Children €4.00

Senior/Students €7.00

                                                  Family Ticket €20.00

                                                     Guided Tours available for groups. For more infomation regarding group options and rates please contact Paula or Nora or Tel 095 21246


This project has been part financed by the ERDF under the National Development Plan 2000-2006 administered by Failte Ireland in assocation with Ireland West Tourism

Connemara Heritage Centre, Lettershea, Clifden, Connemara. Tel: +353 95 21808 Fax: +353 95 22098 Email: