This Connemara mine
Glengowla mines abandoned in 1865, are a unique reminder of the 19th
Century methods of ore extraction and processing.
Rock formations in Glengowla are the roots of mountains which once
reached great heights.
Glengowla Silver and Lead Mine
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
The mine is noted for it's rare and beautiful octahedral crystals of fluorite
and quartz. Pitch pine timbers believed to be brought back to the west of
Ireland by the emigrant coffin ships are still intact in the mine today.
Irelands first Show Mine
Opening Hours 10 AM - 6PM Mid March till Mid November
Contact (091) 552021 / (091) 552360 or (087) 2529850
Glengowla Mines are Historic 19th Century Silver and Lead Mines, situated in Oughterard, County Galway and were in fact, Ireland's FIRST
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New Attractions at Glengowla
We have recently started Sheep dog herding
demonstrations for groups of people visiting
the mine. The public also get to hand feed
the sheep and lambs, for more information
please call (087) 252 9850.
The slideshow above has photographs taken around the mine.
Guided Tours of the mine
We have guided tours with a fully qualified guide keen to
answer your questions.
At Glengowla we have just recently started a sheep dog
herding demonstration and hand feeding of the sheep
Glengowla Gift Shop has all sorts of gifts with a focus on
minerals and gems.
Glengowla Museum has artifacts collected during the
mines excavation and history on the area.
The kids enjoy gold panning for free and get to keep the
gems they find.
We serve refreshments in the shop and there are outside
Free Car Parking
Glengowla Mines are situated on a working farm and
there are kilometers of walks you can use.
Tel: +353 91 552360 / Mobile: +353 87 2529850 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org