Connemara National Park
Connemara National Park covers some 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths and grassland. The development of the Connemara landscape over 10,000 years is exhibited in the visitor centre with 3D models and large scale displays.
Ballynahinch Castle is steeped in a wealth of tradition and has been intertwined in the history of Connemara and its people for many centuries. From the days of the O’Flaherty Chieftains, to Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Connemara, to Humanity Dick Martin, founder of the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals and to H.R.H. the Maharajah Ranjitsinji, also known as the ‘Ranji’, Prince of Cricketeers.
Connemara Heritage Centre
The Connemara Heritage and History Centre (also called Connemara Heritage Centre) is an open air museum in the village of Lettershea, near the town of Clifden, County Galway, in the Connemara region of western 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.