Connemara’s Hidden Gem

Below the Connemara Mountains lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore!
Guided Tours
Sheep Herding
Museum and Shop
Normal entry to the mine offers a guided underground mine tour, entrance to our Museum, an explanation on how Glengowla contributes data to the Irish Seismology Network and Gold Panning. Prices starting at 11.00 * Number on each tour is restricted due to Covid restrictions, if you have a larger group please call 087 252 9850.
Glengowla Mines are situated on a working farm. If you would like to see a Sheep Dog Herding Demonstration. This demonstation requires prior booking. Prices start at 10.00 * Number on each tour is restricted due to Covid restrictions, if you have a larger group please call 087 252 9850.
Glengowla Gift Shop has all sorts of gifts with a focus on minerals and gems. The shop has coffee, tea and refreshments for sale and we have picnic areas.
Opening Hours
The Mine is open Wed - Sundays 1000 - 1700 Closed Mon and Tue Please Note Facemasks are compulsory
Tel:+353 (0)91 552 021 +353(0)87 252 9850

Tel:+353 (0)91 552 021 +353(0)87 252 9850

Glengowla Mines all rights reserved.
Glengowla Mines and Working farm
Adults 11 Children 5.00 Ages 12 - 18 7.50 Students 10.50 Family 30
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Turf Cutting
Come join us on a unique, guided, underground tour of Connemara's only show mine, and Museum. The Mines abandoned in 1865, are a unique reminder of the 19th Century methods of ore extraction and processing. Glengowla Silver and Lead Mines are a remarkable and impressive example of how part of our valuable industrial heritage has been reclaimed, restored and transformed into an outstanding visitor attraction.
We have a Turf Cutting demonstration with an explanation of how peat is formed, cut, stacked and dried. This demonstration requires prior booking. Prices start at 10.00 * Number on each tour is restricted due to Covid restrictions, if you have a larger group please call 087 252 9850.
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Glengowla is open  5 days per week Wed - Sun 1000 - 1700

Connemara’s Hidden Gem

Below the Connemara Mountains lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore!
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Guided Tours
Sheep Herding
Museum and Shop
Normal entry to the mine offers a guided underground mine tour, entrance to our Museum, an explanation on how Glengowla contributes data to the Irish Seismology Network and Gold Panning. Prices starting at 11.00 * Number on each tour is restricted due to Covid restrictions, if you have a larger group please call 087 252 9850.
Glengowla Mines are situated on a working farm. If you would like to see a Sheep Dog Herding Demonstration or a Turf Cutting Demonstration please check out the details on the Book a Tour button below. These demonstations require prior booking. Prices start at 10.00
Glengowla Gift Shop has all sorts of gifts with a focus on minerals and gems. The shop has coffee, tea and refreshments for sale and we have picnic areas.
Opening Hours
The Mine is open Wed - Sundays 1000 - 1700 Closed Mon and Tue Please Note Facemasks are compulsory
Tel:+353 (0)91 552 021 +353(0)87 252 9850
Glengowla Mines all rights reserved.
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Adults 11 Children 5.00 Ages 12 - 18 7.50 Students 10.50 Family 30