The town, ("Leitir frac", i.e. the steep slope of the hill) was founded in 1849 by the Quakers John and Mary Ellis. In the village, you will find some pubs, among which we'd like to suggest the Cloverfox, a small, but well-stocked supermarket, and the Letterfrack Furniture College, an internationally renowned furniture design college.
The most relevant point of interest is the Connemara National Park (free admission - open all year round). This 1,540 hectares park is of outstanding scenic and ecological value. From the Visitor Centre depart all the pathways leading to the bog and to the top of Diamond Hill.