Our love of culture & nature, combined with a spirit of adventure and innovation, lies at the heart of this project.
Cnoc Suain’s Guiding Principle: Cnoc Suain is dedicated to fostering and presenting the culture, nature & heritage of Conamara with the sophistication and high standard which befits it, and without compromising its integrity and authenticity.
“Cnoc Suain is not preserving Irish [Gaelic] language, music, traditions and crafts to enshrine them. This is no theme park; it is a place of living culture, oozing with pride and determination to share some of the joys of its heritage.”
The Irish Times
Husband and wife Charlie Troy and Dearbhaill Standún are the founders of Cnoc Suain. Dearbhaill, a musician with the Irish music group Dordán, is a native Gaelic speaker, teacher and gifted storyteller. Charlie is a natural scientist and teacher with a passion for Conamara’s natural and built heritage and a lifelong interest in sustainability.