Connemara Pony Museum at The Station House

The Station House Connemara Pony Museum is situated in the restored Clifden Railway Station complex and is housed in the original Engine Shed built in 1895. It provides the perfect ambience for the exhibition designed for this distinct museum. The Curator, Pat Lyne, is the author of a trilogy of books on the Connemara Pony. These and other relevant publications, together with postcards, videos, and posters, are on sale at the desk.

Connemara Pony Museum at The Station House complex

Connemara Pony Museum at The Station House complex

An international library of Connemara pony stud books and journals is available for research by enthusiasts. A video of the ponies in their native habitat filmed nearly forty years ago is shown daily. The ground floor is dedicated to Ireland’s native pony breed, the Connemara.

The high roofed interior, with tall shedding windows either side, is the backdrop for montage panels of photographs and documents. These are well supported by memorabilia and artefacts.
All the latter have an intimate association with breeders and ponies from the Western Seaboard throughout the last two centuries.

An upper gallery takes visitors step by step through the rich history of the region, D’Arcy early in the nineteenth century, to the building and life of the Galway to Clifden railway line (1895 – 1935)A photographic exhibition of the Marconi Wireless Station at Derrygimla (1905 – 1925) and lifesize figures of Alcock and Brown who landed on this site after their historic flight (1919) complement the interesting range of exhibits.