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Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm

#100 of 269 things to do in County Galway Features Animals
4 miles east of Clifden off the main N59 rd, Ireland
+353 95 21246
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Very informative

We visited as a part of our tour group. We boarded a train car pulled by a tractor to the hillside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jgray0615
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Irwin, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Wasn't sure, turned into a great stop...

I wasn't sure this was worth stopping. As it turned out it was really good. This gave a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert571
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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 miles east of Clifden off the main N59 rd, Ireland
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+353 95 21246

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as a part of our tour group. We boarded a train car pulled by a tractor to the hillside. Dan demonstrated how to harvest peat. We also saw Connemara horses and a old homestead.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure this was worth stopping. As it turned out it was really good. This gave a great insight into the whole area and the potato famine in particular. I never understood how tenant farmers worked and why there was a famine in spite...More

1  Thank Robert571
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This was a great place to give you insight into the lives of Irish poor before and during the famine. The video is an excellent place to start and then a walk up to the homestead is well worth the trouble. Really well done and...More

1  Thank JLSBHC
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here with a tour. They provided a farmhouse luncheon and then a tractor ride to the top of the hill where they showed how they dig and dry pest. You then get to see an old homestead of a local farmer Dan o'Hara where...More

1  Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Our group of five people enjoyed Dan O'Haras educational center and tour of the house and grounds. It has a lot to offer. I wish the antique bottles, tools, and household items were labelled wth identification text and dates. The staff was very helpful and...More

1  Thank oisa
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Wonderful stop to see cutting peat and learning about some history of Ireland. Had a chance to try potion. I believe it is Irish moonshine.

1  Thank WinthropBoston
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Visited here with two grandchildren. It was fascinating to see the turf being cut and visit the cottage of Dan O'Hara. The story was very well told by the guide together with a bar of the famous song. A video show in the centre with...More

1  Thank Michael O
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We traveled up the mountain in a trolley-type wagon pulled by a tractor. The driver of the tractor was also our guide. Very fun and interesting. He showed us how they dig and dry the peat to be used for heating their home. There were...More

1  Thank luvtoread
Reviewed 3 June 2016

This provides an excellent stopping off point on the amazing drive across Connemara and the 20 minute introductory video gives a good overview to the area and also the specific history of the farm. It is a good but sad story! In a relaxed setting...More

1  Thank Jean120557
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We visited this site for 2 hours with a Homeschooling tour group and had a wonderful educational experience. Had a coffee, saw the movie, then we took a tractor ride up the mountain and saw wonderful views and then learned about the life of the...More

1  Thank Jbatt
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