|Plant Your Roots
Dan O' Hara's Homestead, the
award winning Connemara Heritage & History Centre has been welcoming
visitors from all over the world for many years. Situated in the
Gaeltacht and dedicated to the memory of the immortalised Dan O'
Hara who along with his wife and seven children was evicted from
this homestead by his landlord in 1845. Along with so many more
people from Connemara and Ireland during this era, he was forced
to immigrate on the coffin ships to the US.
Unfortunately his wife and 3 of his children did not survive the
journey and needless to say he arrived in New York a very broken
man. Dan O' Hara's homestead offers a very unique insight into the
life and times of Connemara during the 19th Century along with the
history of the region not to mention a verse of the renowned Ballad
Dan O' Hara.
As part of our commitment to the continued and sensitive development
of the Connemara Heritage & History Centre and to Dan O' Hara's
memory and those of the many Irish who were forced to leave their
homesteads for America we have developed "A Roots from Ireland
Here we will plant indigenous Irish Trees, Ash, Alder, Hawthorn
and Sycamore Trees which can be dedicated to your ancestors, a family
member or a good friend. A personalised plaque at the foot of the
tree will accompany each Tree planted and the person for whom it
is chosen will receive a Certificate of Ownership for their home
or office wall.