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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.
Opening Hours 10 AM - 6PM Mid March till end October.

Welcome to Glengowla Silver and Lead Mines

Glengowla Mines link to Trip Advisor

Shop

Glengowla Gift Shop has all sorts of gifts with a focus on minerals and gems.

Museum

Glengowla Museum has artefacts 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.

Refreshments

We serve refreshments in the shop and there are outside seating areas

Free Car Parking

Glengowla Mines offers a fun day out for all the family! If your children are fond of the best selling game of all time,MineCraft, then this is Reality

MineCraft.

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, guided, underground tour of Connemara's only show mine, we can also arrange, if you prebook your tour, for you to meet ‘Bob’ the sheep dog, and see him at work, pet the lambs and see turf being saved from the farms peat bog. For a full list of our tours and prices please check out our TOURS page. 

Sheepdog herding

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

Farm Walks

Glengowla Mines are situated on a working farm and there are kilometers of walks you can use.

Last year Glengowla was used as the location for the TV series An Klondyke 

Glengowla mines are part of a network of seismographs in Ireland called the Irish National Seismic Network and a working  seismograph can be seen at the mine along with an explanation on how it works and a computer readout
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  

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.

Glengowla Mines offers a fun day out for all the family! If your

children are fond of the best selling game of all time,MineCraft,

then this is Reality MineCraft.

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, guided, underground tour of Connemara's only show mine, we can also arrange, if you  prebook your tour, for you to meet ‘Bob’ the sheep dog, and see him at work, pet the lambs and see turf being saved from the farms peat bog. For a full list of our tours and prices please check out our TOURS page. 

Welcome to Glengowla Silver and Lead

Mines

Glengowla Mines link to Trip Advisor

Shop

Glengowla Gift Shop has all sorts of gifts with a focus on minerals and gems.

Museum

Glengowla Museum has artefacts 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.

Refreshments

We serve refreshments in the shop and there are outside seating areas

Free Car Parking

GLENGOWLA MINES & WORKING FARM est 1850
Mine Opening Hours  1000- 1800 last tour 1700  Admission Adult 10 Child 4 Con/Student 9 Family 25

Last year Glengowla was used as the location for the TV

series An Klondike and the out door set of the mining

town remains

GLENGOWLA MINES & WORKING FARM est 1850
Contact  Telephone +353 (0)872529850   Email: info@glengowlamines.ie
Glengowla mines are part of a network of seismographs in Ireland called the Irish National Seismic Network and a working  seismograph can be seen at the mine along with an explanation on how it works and a computer readout
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