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About Us

The mine is owned by the Geoghegan family who have done an astonishing amount of work to stabilise the surface, pump-out the mine, build steps to give access to the upper workings, and repair the buildings.

Above Ground

On the surface, the powder magazine, blacksmith's workshop and the agent's cottage have been restored and contain items rescued from the mine. A hand windlass and a horse-gin have been constructed.

Discovery of lead

The mineral vein was discovered when loose rocks of galena were found just below the surface of farm land. Mining started in 1851 and was suspended in 1865. During that short 14 year period, 545 square metres was stopped to produce 390 tonnes of lead containing 28 kilograms of silver. Today the mine is rich in what was left behind by the miners.

Underground in Glengowla Mines

Underground, many artefacts can be seen, including stemples supporting stacked deads, ladders, pump rods and pipes, pulleys, ore tubs, windlasses, guide chutes and timbers. Glengowla also has a scintillating variety of minerals: marble, dolomite, quartz, calcite, barite, sphalerite, chalcopyrite and very rare blue/green octahedral fluorite. Vugs large and small are lined with gleaming crystals.
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Gallery

About Us

The mine is owned by the Geoghegan family who have done an astonishing amount of work to stabilise the surface, pump-out the mine, build steps to give access to the upper workings, and repair the buildings.

Above Ground

On the surface, the powder magazine, blacksmith's workshop and the agent's cottage have been restored and contain items rescued from the mine. A hand windlass and a horse-gin have been constructed.

Discovery of lead

The mineral vein was discovered when loose rocks of galena were found just below the surface of farm land. Mining started in 1851 and was suspended in 1865. During that short 14 year period, 545 square metres was stopped to produce 390 tonnes of lead containing 28 kilograms of silver. Today the mine is rich in what was left behind by the miners.

Underground in Glengowla Mines

Underground, many artefacts can be seen, including stemples supporting stacked deads, ladders, pump rods and pipes, pulleys, ore tubs, windlasses, guide chutes and timbers. Glengowla also has a scintillating variety of minerals: marble, dolomite, quartz, calcite, barite, sphalerite, chalcopyrite and very rare blue/green octahedral fluorite. Vugs large and small are lined with gleaming crystals.
         Mobile: +353 872529850

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and Working Farm Experience visit our

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GLENGOWLA MINES & WORKING FARM est 1850
Mine Opening Hours  Mid March till End October  Admission Adult 10 Child 4 Con/Student 9 Family 25    

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Mine Opening Hours  1000 - 1800 last tour 1700  Admission Adult 10 Child 4 Con/Student 9 Family 25