The mining of Connemara Marble is one of Ireland’s oldest indigenous industries. At Connemara Marble Visitor Centre, the marble is quarried, cut, shaped, and polished.
The Joyce family opened the Streamstown marble quarry in Clifden in 1822. Marble from here adorns the Galway Cathedral floor and the walls of the Senate Chamber of the State Capital Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The Connemara Marble Centre offers the visitor an opportunity to purchase Connemara jewellery, gift items and to view the skilled master craftsmen at work cutting and polishing marble.
The shop provides Ireland's largest display of Connemara Marble jewellery, fashioned in gold and silver, depicting the shamrock, harp, Celtic cross and the Claddagh ring.
A large selection of marble gifts such as clocks, ashtrays, marble eggs, cheeseboards, paperweights and chess boards are also available.
Disabled access is also available.