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Glengowla School Tours questionnaire

Teachers

Teachers can download a student questionnaire and answers that can be printed before coming or they can be picked up on the day. Prizes will be given for the highest achievers.
Awaken the explorers of your classroom at Glengowla Mines!  Let the team at Glengowla Mines lead your students on a journey of discovery of how lead and silver were mined from the roots of the Connemara Mountains in the 1800’s. Kitted out in Miners Helmets, your students will delve deep into the belly of Glengowla mines as they explore the caverns of marble studded with lead and silver.  
Seismology at Glengowla Glengowla is home to a seismograph and is part of Ireland’s National Seismic Network. Your students can see how the seismograph works and study the read outs of the seismograph .
Everybody Jump! With a big team effort of stomping feet and jumping up and down, your class can see their effects on the seismograph! Each class will then be given a printout to bring back to school.
Sheep Dog Demonstrations Your students can see Bob, the sheep dog, bring the sheep down off the hill and through the guidance of the farmer herd the sheep into their pen. Your students will love petting the sheep and giving Bob a well deserved pet after his hard work. During Spring time, the students can also bottle feed some lambs.

Call or Email us today to book or enquire about your school tour to Glengowla

Gold Panning After the tour, your students can pan for gold and gems at our gold panning station and keep any gems they find! Children of all ages get immense satisfaction in searching for the different types of gemstones hidden in the sand.
Glengowla Mines are an ideal location for school visits. Students can enjoy an unique underground tour of the mines, an educational exhibit on seismology, visit the museum, pan for gold and take part in sheep dog herding demonstrations.
We have more to offer you if you pre-book your tour with us. Normal entry to the mine offers a guided underground mine tour, entrance to our Museum, and an explanation on how Glengowla contributes data to the Irish Seismology Network, along with Farm walks, Free Parking, a Shop with refreshments and Gold Panning, now you can also book to see Sheep Herding, meet Bob the sheepdog, horses and donkeys and pet and feed the lambs (in season) and Turf Cutting, introduction to the art of turf cutting and stacking.  Prices €10 for Adults, €4 children, €9 students and €25 for a family of 2 Adults and 2 Children. + €6 per head if you wish to book the Sheep herding and turf cutting. Pre Booked Groups of more than 15 persons and School Tours should contact info@glengowlamines.ie for even more competitive rates. Tours run on demand with the last tour at  1700. Normal entry to the mine without sheep herding and turf cutting is from 1000 till 1800 with the last guided tour underground at 1700. Pre- booking requires a 50% deposit which can be taken via credit card over the phone, or via

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  School children undeground at Glengowla mine Gold Panning at Glengowla mines School children studying a seismograph readout School children at Glengowla mines
GLENGOWLA MINES & WORKING FARM est 1850
Contact  Telephone +353 (0)872529850                     +353 (0) 91552021   Email: info@glengowlamines.ie
Click on the clipboard to open a printable student questionnaire
Glengowla School Tours questionnaire

Teachers

Teachers can download a student questionnaire and answers that can be printed before coming or they can be picked up on the day. Prizes will be given for the highest achievers.

                                 Glengowla Mine Tours

Awaken the explorers of your classroom at Glengowla Mines!  Let the team at Glengowla Mines lead your students on a journey of discovery of how lead and silver were mined from the roots of the Connemara Mountains in the 1800’s. Kitted out in Miners Helmets, your students will delve deep into the belly of Glengowla mines as they explore the caverns of marble studded with lead and silver.  
Seismology at Glengowla Glengowla is home to a seismograph and is part of Ireland’s National Seismic Network. Your students can see how the seismograph works and study the read outs of the seismograph .
Everybody Jump! With a big team effort of stomping feet and jumping up and down, your class can see their effects on the seismograph! Each class will then be given a printout to bring back to school.
Sheep Dog Demonstrations Your students can see Bob, the sheep dog, bring the sheep down off the hill and through the guidance of the farmer herd the sheep into their pen. Your students will love petting the sheep and giving Bob a well deserved pet after his hard work. During Spring time, the students can also bottle feed some lambs.

Call or Email us today to book or enquire about your school tour to

Glengowla

Gold Panning After the tour, your students can pan for gold and gems at our gold panning station and keep any gems they find! Children of all ages get immense satisfaction in searching for the different types of gemstones hidden in the sand.
Glengowla Mines are an ideal location for school visits. Students can enjoy an unique underground tour of the mines, an educational exhibit on seismology, visit the museum, pan for gold and take part in sheep dog herding demonstrations.
GLENGOWLA MINES & WORKING FARM est 1850
Mine Opening Hours  Mid March till End October  Admission Adult 10 Child 4 Con/Student 9 Family 25  
We have more to offer you if you pre-book your tour with us. As well as a guided underground mine tour, entrance to our Museum, and an explanation on how Glengowla contributes data to the Irish Seismology Network, there are Farm walks, Free Parking, a Shop with refreshments and Gold Panning, If you Pre- book there is also the option to see 1. Sheep Herding meet Bob the sheepdog, horses and donkeys and pet and feed the lambs (in season) and Turf Cutting, introduction to the art of turf cutting and stacking.  Prices €10 for Adults, €4 children, €9 students and €25 for a family of 2 Adults and 2 Children. + €6 per head if you wish to book the Sheep herding and turf cutting. Pre Booked Groups of more than 12 persons and School Tours should contact info@glengowlamines.ie for even more competitive rates. Tours run on demand with the last tour at 1700
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