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
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
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 currently closed
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
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
Glengowla Mines are closed for the Winter

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
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 currently closed
Tel:+353 (0)91 552 021 +353(0)87 252 9850
Glengowla Mines all rights reserved.
Adults 11 Children 5.00 Ages 12 - 18 7.50 Students 10.50 Family 30