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About Connemara

Pat Lyne has been a successful breeder of Connemara ponies for nearly thirty years. As an international Judge of the Breed, she has travelled extensively and visited eight of the sixteen countries where the Connemara is now bred. This, together with her close association with their native homeland, Connemara, provides her with a global view of the progress of the Breed throughout the world.

Her first book, Shrouded in Mist published in 1984, has become the handbook and companion of every Connemara enthusiast. It's sequel Out of the Mist will be welcomed by anyone interested in the Native Pony Breeds and the Connemara.


A centre for Research and History of the Connemara Pony

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.

The Station House Museum is situated in the recently restored (1998) 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 (inset) 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.


Major towns and cities
Galway: 49 miles
Westport:40 miles
Castlebar: 52 miles
Dublin: 182 miles

Galway: 56 miles
Knock: 81 miles
Shannon: 108 miles
Dublin: 170 miles

Rail link
Galway to Dublin
approx 3 hrs

1st May - 31st October Annually
10.00am - 5.00pm weekdays and 12.00 noon - 6.00pm Sundays
Telephone +353 (0)95 21494
In association with THE STATION HOUSE HOTEL
Clifden, Co.Galway, Ireland

Pat Lyne, Combe Cottage, PRESTEIGNE, Powys. LD8 2LH

Tel: 01544 267026