CONNEMARA MARBLE VISITOR CENTRE
If you are looking for a unique and memorable experience in Ireland, you might want to consider visiting the Connemara Marble Visitor Centre. This is a family-run business that has been producing and exporting high-quality marble products for over four generations. The marble is extracted from the family’s own quarry in the heart of Connemara, a region known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.
The mining of Connemara Marble is one of Ireland’s oldest indigenous industries and at the Connemara Marble Visitor Centre, visitor can witness the quarried marble being cut, shaped, and polished. Visitors can also view a large collection of antique and vintage Connemara marble Jewellery.
The visitor centre offers guided tours of the marble factory, where you can see how the raw stone is transformed into exquisite jewellery, sculptures, tiles, and other items. You can also browse the showroom and shop, where you can find a wide range of marble products for yourself or as gifts. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and will happily answer any questions you might have about the marble or the region.
The visitor centre is located in Moycullen, and is open from Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 5.30pm. In additon, the centre houses a large collection of early Irish antique furniture, pottery and carvings from the 17th century. When entering the visitor centre, take note of the mahogany front doors which are the original front doors of the famous Abbey Theatre in Dublin which was burned down in 1965.
The Connemara Marble Visitor Centre is a must-see attraction for anyone who appreciates craftsmanship, history, and natural beauty. It is a great way to learn more about the local culture and traditions, and to support a family business that has been preserving and promoting the Irish heritage for over a century. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the magic of Connemara marble!
Connemara Marble Visitor Centre, Clifden Rd, Moycullen, Co. Galway, Ireland
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