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“Go here before you explore Connemara”

Connemara Heritage and History Centre
Ranked #12 of 30 things to do in Clifden
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Provides excellent context to the area. Exhibits really orient the visitor to the inhabitants of this beautiful and sometimes tragic part of Ireland, beginning with thousands of years of archeology to pre-famine times. I only longed for more famine and post famine stories, to complete the picture of the area, but I expect that it's a matter of $$ to add to exhibits. Dan O'Hara's cottage helped put the exhibits and information into 3-D perspective. Enriched our experience in Connemara 10 fold because it added dimension to the history of this area.

Thank Noazchica
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Loved the way it was hidden from sight, found the footpaths and directions a bit confusing. Wish there had been places to sit where we could have viewed the water/stream/pond while others walked instead of wandering round and ending up at the tea shop again. however, a beautiful setting and enjoyable experience.

Thank Trav10176
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

stoped by the day before the visit to get information , was impresed by the information leaflet , train up to cottage , audion viual talk, animals to see such as donkeys , sheep, chickens and ponies, arived the following day , no animals avaible except a fue chickens , train pulled by tractor had the kids excited but was only being used for forigen tour groups , some very disapointed kids,
audio was good , small musem was intresting ,
overall very disapointing , asked at reception if we had gone to the wrong place to see the animals but was infored that they should be at the cottege which took 20 to walk to as train was for group,
she apoligised and that was it , would not go agin a waste of money and falsley advertised

2  Thank catherina m
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Great collection of historical artifacts and information gathered in one location for all to learn at their own pace ... great connection with Dan O'Hara's Homestead!

Thank 185kateb
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

We always visit this Centre when we come to Connemara. It's free, and it's well done. There is a small museum which explains the geography and history of the moor, and a tea room where you can get refreshments, with a court yard with picnic tables to eat in. Surrounding the centre are three different trails through the park of varying levels of difficulty. It is rough walking: uphill, over rocks, on low bridges built over bogs, and completely out in the open. On a recent visit we were caught by a cold, driving rain halfway through the trail. Do take advantage of the free guided walk on the first level trail. It's very interesting, and the guide will point out to you things you won't necessarily notice if you do this trail alone. Recently red deer have been re-introduced back into the park, and there is a field with a Connemara pony mare and her most recent foal near the beginning of the three trails. A fourth trail takes you through woodlands where a variety of plant life grows, in contrast to the starkness of the three open moorland trails. There is also a small building which serves as a theatre where you can view a 20-minute film about Connemara, and it's very worthwhile. If you have any interest in Connemara at all, or if you just want some good hikes, this is the best place to do it.

1  Thank deedeetee
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