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Buried beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore! Let the team at Glengowla Mines lead you on a journey of discovery of how lead and silver were mined from the roots of the...more
Visited this mine on a rainy day in July. This is a family run business and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The mine and the history is pretty amazing and the tour guide (Jonny) was very knowledgeable and great fun. While the kids...More
Fascinating walk into the history of mining in Connemara around the time of the famine.
Its set on a working farm and we saw the sheep being herded on arrival with a series of buildings and picnic areas and is reasonably priced and edutainment at...More
Brilliant place to visit and the guide was very knowledgeable. Bring a warm pullover as it can get chilling 🤢😁. Great for parking and having a bring picnic or have a cuppa in the cafe or open space for sitting outside or shelter space, before...More
Always a pleasure to visit Glen Gowla Mines where Keith/Family & Staff really look after you. Going down the mine, herding the sheep and cutting the turf are 3 great attractions rolled into one. Must see if you’re visiting Connemara.
We decided rather impulsively to visit the mine, but without regrets! Johnny, our personal guide, was so passionated about what he told, that it was a real pleasure. His passion and sense of humour combined with his impressive knowledge made it an unforgettable trip.
Seeing the sheep and the interactions between the farmer and the dog were incredible. It was a interesting view into life in the Irish countryside.
The tour of the mineshaft was insightful and well led by Caol. He was especially well-prepared and knowledgeable about the...More
We stopped in as we were nearby and decided to do the mine tour. The experience felt very authentic and was a little a mini-adventure. Lots of steps but the guide was happy to take it slow; got some fun photos too.