The Dan O'Hara Homestead is an award winning heritage centre that offers a unique insight into the history and heritage of Connemara.
Dan O'Hara's story illustrates the life of a typical 19th century Connemara tenant farmer. The multi lingual audio visual and history presentation tells both of Dan O'Hara's tales, from his eviction to his subsequent emigration to New York. The centre also shows the history of Connemara down through the ages, from pre-historic to present times.
Other features of the heritage centre include reconstructions of a crannóg (a prehistoric lake dwelling), a ring fort, and a clochaun (an early Christian oratory). From the hilltop above the farm, there is a spectacular view of the Roundstone Bog as it stretches towards the Atlantic Ocean.
An old style carriage takes visitors on a guided tour through the centre by prior appointment. This lively, entertaining tour can include turf cutting demonstrations, sheep herding and other activities on request.
The newly refurbished centre includes a large craft shop and restaurant. A free carpark is available with ample room for coaches.