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Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm

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This was a wonderful stop offering insight into the history, culture and heritage of the people of... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Lazydaze2012
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Palm Coast, Florida
A warm cottage heated by a peat fire, and some interesting display boards

Worth a visit to experience how a basic cottage can be made very cosy by a peat fire on a cold and... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Solway73
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Wigton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

This was a wonderful stop offering insight into the history, culture and heritage of the people of the Connemara. The story of Dan O'Hara is the story of many and the ballad about him was beautifully sang by our greeter and guide Martin Walsh. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Worth a visit to experience how a basic cottage can be made very cosy by a peat fire on a cold and very wet autumn day. Site also has some interesting display boards, that portray rural life in Ireland , in the past. Good cafe...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

This was my second visit and if anything I enjoyed it more, had more time to spend there at the cabin enjoying the turf fire burning and thinking what life must have been like for my ancestors from Ireland. Martin Walsh is a gentleman and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We absolutely loved this place. It was a very informative tour. We were part of a CIE tour and they took us to show us how they cut peat into turf for heat. The old housing on top of the hill was a great history...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Was going to Clifden and thought I would take a quick look here. Arrived and spoke top Martin who was interesting and informative, nice, nice man. Made me feel welcome and "At Home" enjoyed the tour, the house and watching turf cut, nice gift shop...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We visited here on our way back from Clifden last week. Although I had heard the song about Dan O’Hara lots of times I never really listened to the words in great detail. I won’t be able to listen to it again without thinking of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CarmelTK
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Take the tractor ride up to the homestead with your guide, walk back into history. Our guide was very amusing and informative. A peat fire was burning and smelled wonderful. Our guide also took us outside to show us how to get the peat from...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We decided to visit the farm on our way back to Dublin and it was such a treat. We didn't know what to expect and it ended up being the favourite part of my trip. Between the video to begin with, the Crannogs and Dan's...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Not the kind of place that you will spend all day at but enough to do for 2-3 hours. The video at the start was very informative, giving the history of the local area. The house itself is worth seeing. You can either walk up...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

The weather was not great when we were there. We watched a video which lasted about 15 minutes which was interesting. It gave you the history of Connemara and Dan O'Hara's Farm. There is a great shop for gifts and a coffee shop. You can...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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