Overlooked by the majestic Twelve Ben mountains this agri tourism enterprise incorporates a Heritage Centre and Farmhouse B&B.
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.
The centre is based around the restored pre-famine cottage of Dan O'Hara who was forced to emigrate in the 1840's when he was evicted from his home. 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.