The Mines Let the team at Glengowla Mines lead you on a journey of discovery of how lead and silver were mined from the roots  of the Connemara Mountains in the 1800’s. The constant dripping of water, the ‘miners breath’ and if you are brave enough - a moment of darkness will set the        scene! Delve deep into the belly of Glengowla mines where you can explore the caverns of marble studded with lead and silver. Follow the veins of copper ironite which will lead you to the ‘miners gold’ - Galena. Marvel at the rare and beautiful crystals of quartz and fluorite. Learn of the working conditions the miners worked under before the mines closed in 1865. Gold Panning A firm favourite with adults and children alike is to pan for gold and gems at our gold panning station and keep any gems you find. Seismology at Glengowla Not only will you enjoy guided tours of the mines, Glengowla is also home to a seismograph which is part of Ireland’s National Seismic Network. See how the seismograph works and how the impact of earthquakes can shake the earth world wide! Working Farm Experience Glengowla is also working farm where you can visit the Connemara Ponies, meet the Bob the sheep dog, pet the lambs and for advanced group bookings sheep dog herding demonstrations and turf cutting demonstrations are available. Walks and Hikes Take the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the farm along the old Connemara railway line and discover some of the local flora and fauna. Make a day of it and bring your own picnic! Also available on site: Gift Shop, Refreshments and Outdoor Seating Area, Museum & Free Car Parking. If you would like more information why not call us on +353 872529850 or drop us a line at info@glengowlamines.ie  

Looking for things to see

and do in Galway or

Connemara?

Look no further, Glengowla Mines. Situated along the popular N59 Galway to Clifden route just off the Wild Atlantic Way, Glengowla Mines is one of the top attractions in Connemara.
Mine Opening Hours Daily 18th March till Oct 31st 1000- 1800 last tour 1700 (Mine open outside these dates by prior arrangement only) Admission Adult 10 Child 4 Student 9 Family 25 Contact  Telephone +353 (0)872529850                     +353 (0) 91552021   Email: info@glengowlamines.ie
The Mines Let the team at Glengowla Mines lead you on a journey of discovery of how lead and silver were mined from the roots  of the Connemara Mountains in the 1800’s. The constant dripping of water, the ‘miners breath’ and if you are brave enough - a moment of darkness will set the        scene! Delve deep into the belly of Glengowla mines where you can explore the caverns of marble studded with lead and silver. Follow the veins of copper ironite which will lead you to the ‘miners gold’ - Galena. Marvel at the rare and beautiful crystals of quartz and fluorite. Learn of the working conditions the miners worked under before the mines closed in 1865. Gold Panning A firm favourite with adults and children alike is to pan for gold and gems at our gold panning station and keep any gems you find. Seismology at Glengowla Not only will you enjoy guided tours of the mines, Glengowla is also home to a seismograph which is part of Ireland’s National Seismic Network. See how the seismograph works and how the impact of earthquakes can shake the earth world wide! Working Farm Experience Glengowla is also working farm where you can visit the Connemara Ponies, meet the Bob the sheep dog, pet the lambs and for advanced group bookings sheep dog herding demonstrations and turf cutting demonstrations are available. Walks and Hikes Take the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the farm along the old Connemara railway line and discover some of the local flora and fauna. Make a day of it and bring your own picnic! Also available on site: Gift Shop, Refreshments and Outdoor Seating Area, Museum & Free Car Parking. If you would like more information why not call us on +353 872529850 or drop us a line at info@glengowlamines.ie  
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