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 attraction.
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.
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! Please Note the mine is now closed for the Winter but if you like to pre book we can run a tour for your group. Mine reopens daily next Spring.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
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