Connemara Heritage and History Centre, Clifden

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The Connemara Heritage and History Centre, also called Dan O'Hara's Homestead, is an open-air museum in the village of Lettershea, near the town of Clifden, County Galway, in the Connemara region, Ireland. It was established in the late 1980s.

The centre's attractions include audiovisual and history presentations, as well as outdoor exhibits including reconstructions of a crannóg, a ring fort, and a clochaun. Also on the grounds are the Dan O'Hara Homestead and pre-famine farm.

It also served as the first "Pit Stop" on The Amazing Race 12.
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  • We were taken here today as part of our tour around Ireland. Well what a joy it was Martin ( A poor Irish farmer ) took us up to a wee cottage that was Dan O'Hara's .Then with great humour and many...  more »
  • We visited today. The staff are very nice and helpful. Enjoyed tea and coffee before walking to the farm house at the top of the hill. We did this as a self guided tour. €7.50 for seniors. We think a....  more »
  • Another Hidden gem. This is a must see to understand the lives of people in Connemara especially Dan O'Hara. Paula in the visitors center is so knowledgeable and you can see she enjoys her job. Who wouldn't! You can see the lives of people in the area from Crannog to home dwellings and stone monuments or alters. A trip to the Home of Pat up on the hill takes your breath away! I will be sure to add to my hidden gems when we have visitors!
  • Staff are lovely sound and helpful nice history and great for suggesting places to go
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