Connemara Marble Visitor's Center

Connemara Marble Visitor's Center

Connemara Marble Visitor's Center
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CarolinaNurse323
Kernersville, NC6,055 contributions
My husband & I visited Connemara Marble with our Gate 1 Travel tour group.
This is a family run business and our lady guide took us into the work area where she briefly described the various raw materials that were on display and showed us how they were cut and made into numerous products.
We then strolled by the guys that were either polishing some of the marble pieces or grinding and smoothing them.
Next, we went into the gift shop where everything made from marble is on display.
You name it and it is made of marble! I purchased 3 of the sterling silver bracelets that have 5 different marble stones. A surprise gift for my 2 daughters and myself!
Also, I purchased several of the green marble clocks...gorgeous, I might add for some of my friends back home.
Finally, we ventured across the busy street with the help and guidance of our coach driver to the antique store to use the restroom and browse also.
There were several rooms filled with various antiques and memorabilia.

This was an excellent stop along our tour through Ireland with Gate 1 Travel.
I highly recommend it.
Written 11 January 2020
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Maureen C
County Galway, Ireland10 contributions
This shop / family run business has lots of souvenirs and gifts for every pocket staff are very helpful and friendly and it’s a lovely place to learn and watch local marble being polished and made into beautiful pieces
Written 9 October 2019
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Cookiescot
Halesowen, UK650 contributions
Friends
Our coach stopped here for a comfort stop on our way back to Galway. It is a small family business making gifts from Galway marble. We had an interesting talk first in the factory and then browsed the gift shop, I was tempted to purchase a bracelet, no refreshments there, but toilet facilities are in their building opposite.
Written 25 September 2019
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956
Ocean City, MD1,109 contributions
Friends
We stopped here on a bus tour. Much better than expected. Very small but very nice family and employees. Marble gifts in any price range. I got a lovely Marble & Amethyst bracelet for 15 euros.
Written 15 September 2019
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Lin H
Hattiesburg, MS122 contributions
I bought some Connemara Marble pieces when I was first in Ireland more than 40 years ago, and they are still lovely. So, when offered a chance to visit the actual "factory," I jumped at it. We got to tour a small workshop, see the many kinds of raw materials they work with, watch an informative video about marble, and they we got to shop the finished products.

If you're looking for some authentic Irish souveners for folks back home, this is a great place to find them. Everything from inexpensive tie tacks and key rings to very expensive and very lovely jewelry. I picked up another sterling silver Cladaugh ring to go with my antique one, this one made with a type of amethyst being minded from the bay. Lovely people, very proud of their work and heritage.
Written 8 September 2019
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pattyc903
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Friends
Made purchase while on vacation tour. Was in hurry as bus was getting ready to leave and I was last in line. MY MISTAKE! Purchased:bracelet (120. Euro), bottle opener(25 euro) , pendant (100 euro). I signed credit card slip (TOO QUICKLY) as young lady was chatting with me and wrapping and bagging up items. Threw the slip in my bag and I dashed back to bus. More stops and back to the hotel. Pulled my charge out and found I was charged over 300 euro AND no itemized receipt in my bag. Called credit card company that night while in Ireland. 6 weeks later I'm saddled with almost $140. US dollars THAT I DID NOT SPEND. CONNEMARA MARBLE sent only a copy of the same charge slip I have. No itemized receipt. My word against theirs. Again, my mistake for getting caught up in the moment. BAD BUSINESS. BUYER BEWARE.
Written 3 September 2019
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NCGrandma
Pikeville, NC106 contributions
Friends
I didn’t know what to expect here. It turned out to be an amazing place! The presentation on the different types of marble was fascinating. It was awesome to be able to see them all right there in one place. Staff was so knowledgeable. It was also very interesting to see the jewelry being made. The hardest part of the visit was picking out what I wanted. So many beautiful things! The history and the pictures were also wonderful .You could spend a very long time here.
Written 3 September 2019
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Freya123456
Gloucester, VA40 contributions
Friends
Went with a tour group. It was an interesting five minute lecture on local marble. I saw people on trip advisor complaining about the prices??! It’s very reasonable. Necklaces for 25€. Bought a cute ring for55€. The staff members were friendly. The young man who spoke with us seemed very passionate about his craft.
Written 3 September 2019
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Peg5000
Lombard, IL29 contributions
We stopped here on a tour. I thought we were visiting the mine area, so I was a bit surprised. The gentleman who told us about the marble was very informative and had an interesting presentation. I purchased a few souvenirs,but they were available other places on the island. Nothing bad, but not certain I would stop again.
Written 1 September 2019
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Chanda73
Prairie du Sac, WI137 contributions
Couples
We stopped at Connemara Marble as a part of our Gate 1 tour. Stops like this are often built in to stretch your legs, use the loo, and perhaps a bit of shopping. The visitor's center includes a quick informative bit on the different types of marble, a walk through the workshop, and a lovely shopping area. I was hesitant to make a jewelry purchase so early in our trip, but I'm glad I bought my marble ring as I saw nothing else like it for the rest of the week there. Restrooms are located in a neat little historic building across the busy highway and they provide help to assist navigating the traffic. Definitely worth a visit if you are passing through the area.
Written 31 July 2019
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