About Us

Humble Beginnings
In Majestic

For well over a century, Millars Connemara has been trading in Clifden, Co. Galway. Steeped in tradition and style, Millars continues to excel as one of the most superior stores of its kind in the country.

Founded in 1890 by Robert Millar, Millars Connemara first opened its shop on Market Street, and relocated to its current landmark building on Main Street in 1950.


Deeply rooted in culture

At the very heart of Millars is its exceptional customer service. The store houses exclusive designer collections including fashion, gifts, occasional furniture and many hidden gems. 

Over the years we have been fortunate to welcome visitors from many countries and walks of life. We treasure these memories and among them we remember fondly our visit from Princess Grace of Monaco. Her signature along with many others are on display in our collection of visitor sign in books.

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Famous Millars Tweeds

The closing of the railway left the old station buildings became home to Millars Connemara Tweed Mills, once the largest employer in the area. Millars produced their world-famous tweed there until the mill ceased manufacturing in the mid 1990s. The famous Millars tweed hat worn by none less than Sherlock Holmes actor Basil Rathbone is still sought after today.

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