THE KELP HOUSE

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the Kelp House is a historic boathouse that dates back to the early 19th century. The Kelp House is located on the shore of Galway Bay, near Cashel in South Connemara, and offers a glimpse into the maritime history and culture of the region.

The Kelp House is a stone building that was built around 1800 by Captain T. Hazell of Doon House, a local landlord and magistrate. The boathouse was used to store kelp, a type of large seaweed that was harvested from the bay and processed into fertilizer, soap, glass and iodine. Kelp was an important source of income for many coastal communities in Ireland until the mid-19th century, when cheaper alternatives became available.

The Kelp House is one of the few surviving examples of kelp storage buildings in Ireland, and it reflects the former importance of seaweed as a natural resource and an industry in Connemara. The boathouse is also associated with the history of Doon House, which was burned down by the IRA during the War of Independence in 1921.

The Kelp House is not open to the public, but it can be viewed from the road or from the water. The Kelp House is a hidden gem that offers a fascinating insight into the past of Connemara and its connection to the sea. It is also a beautiful and peaceful place to enjoy nature and relax.

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