The History of Connolly Ranch

Five Generations Protecting the Land and Herd

Connolly Ranch was established in about 1870 by Patrick and Margaret Connolly, Irish immigrants who staked a homestead in the Corral Hollow Canyon. For 150 years and through 5 generations, our family has worked to build and maintain the ranch based on the principles of preservation, conservation, sustainability, and responsible animal husbandry. Throughout our long history, we have worked to be good stewards of the land and the herd. 

Today, Connolly Ranch continues to be family owned and operated. The ranch, among the oldest continuously family operated ranches in the state, is run by Mark Connolly, his wife Celeste, and their daughters Katie and Bridget.