Caherconnell Visitor Centre
CLOSED Re-opening Wednesday 15th March 2017
Open daily from mid March to October 31st
10:30am to 5:00pm March, April and October
10:00am to 5:30pm May, June and September
10:00am to 6:00pm July and August
Our Visitor Centre was designed with the view of integrating seamlessly with the surrounding landscape.
As a result our visitor centre mirrors the design of an old Irish cottage.
Our Craft Shop and Mountain Haven Café await you with a wide variety of local produce and a relaxed atmosphere.
Your visit to Caherconnell Fort begins in the graphic display area. Here there is background information on the forts and tombs of the Burren which prepare you for our informative Audio Visual experience.
Audio Visual Presentation
Our renowned Audio visual presentation is a must see for those wishing to learn more about this unique part of Ireland.
This short presentation (just 13 minutes) provides you with an insight into the history and archaeology of the locality.
We begin with a journey through time from the arrival of early man through to the megalithic tomb builders. In the second section we provide you with the opportunity to learn about the architecture of the stone forts of the Burren region.
The audio-visual presentation revolves around the fort, its people, history, archaeology, and flora.
There is also a short history of other local monuments including the ancient megalithic tombs of Poulnabrone Dolmen and Poulawack Cairn. The graphic display area expands on these topics and also gives more detailed information on other monuments in the area from a similar perspective.
Mr Paul Gosling M.I.A.I Department of Humanities Galway Mayo Institute of Technology was responsible for coordinating the background research on the archaeology and history of the Burren.