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This Connemara mine

Glengowla mines abandoned in 1865, are a unique reminder of the 19th Century methods of ore extraction and processing.

Rock formations

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 attraction.

Octahedral crystals

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 end October.
Contact +353 91552021 / +353 91552360 or +353872529850
Glengowla Mines offers a fun day out for all the family!  The Mine is closed now for the season but you can still book a tour by ringing Keith on 0872529850 (Adults 10 Euro, Children 4 Euro, OAP/ Student 9 Euro, Family 25 Euro)    Buried beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore! Come join us on a unique underground tour of Connemara's only show mine. Glengowla is also home to a working farm where you can meet ‘Bob’ the sheep dog, say hello to the Connemara Ponies, pet the lambs and see turf being saved from the farms peat bog.

Welcome to Glengowla Mines

Glengowla Mines link to Trip Advisor
See what past visitors thought of their experience at Glengowla Mines.
Glengowla Mines on FaceBook

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.

Tel: +353 91 552360 / Mobile: +353 87 2529850    Email: glengowlamines@eircom.net 

Home Panning for gold at Glengowla mines
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. (Last tour 5pm)

Sheepdog herding

At Glengowla we have just recently started a sheep dog herding demonstration and hand feeding of the sheep and lambs.


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.

Gold Panning

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 seating areas

Free Car Parking

Farm Walks

Glengowla Mines are situated on a working farm and there are kilometers of walks you can use.
Hand feeding sheep at Glengowla mines