Connemara Heritage & History Centre
Traditional Irish scenes at Connemara Heritage and History Centre


Audio Visual Room

The 20 minute audiovisual is available in English, Irish, French and German and introduces the history of the area from prehistoric times to the foundation of the Irish Free State. The history display compiled by local archaeologist, Michael Gibbons is in Irish and English. Both the history presentation use images of Connemara past and present to illustrate the history of the area.

    Crannog at Connemara Heritage & History Centre  Clochaun at Connemara Heritage & History Centre Clifden Ireland  View of the Twelve Bens with the Ringfort Connemara Heritage & History Centre

The reconstructions of the crannóg, ring fort and a clochaun give an insight into life in ancient times.

Dan O'Hara's Homestead gives an insight into life in Connemara in the 19th century and the hardship endured by tenant farmers. Dan was forced to emigrate when he was evicted from his home for non payment of rent. His story is immortalised in the ballad Dan O' Hara.

Click on the links below for an insight into some of the topics covered in the history presentation.

First Settlers in Connemara

Christianity & The Ferocious O' Flaherty's

Prominent Connemara Families- The Martins & The D'arcys

Famine in Connemara

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