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- Directions: The Connemara Marble Visitor Centre is located at Moycullen, 8 miles ( approx: 13 k.m ) west of Galway City on the N59.
- Opening hours: January – April, Monday to Friday 9.00 – 17.00. May – October, Monday to Sunday 9.00 – 17.00. November – December, Monday to Friday 9.00 – 17.00.
- Admission: Free of charge.
- Disabled access: Yes
Connemara Marble Visitor CentreMoycullen Galway - Ireland West
The mining of Connemara Marble is one of Ireland’s oldest indigenous industries. The Joyce family opened the Streamstown marble quarry in Clifden in 1822. Marble from here adorns the Galway Cathedral floor and the walls of the Senate Chamber of the State Capital Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. The Connemara Marble Centre offers the visitor an opportunity to purchase Connemara jewellery, gift items and to view the skilled master craftsmen at work cutting and polishing marble. The shop provides Ireland's largest display of Connemara Marble jewellery, fashioned in gold and silver, depicting the shamrock, harp, Celtic cross and the Claddagh ring. A large selection of marble gifts such as clocks, ashtrays, marble eggs, cheeseboards, paperweights and chess boards are also available.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)91 55 5746 (/555102)
Fax:+353 (0)91 55 5102
Address: Moycullen, Co Galway, Republic of Ireland