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The Sheep and Wool Centre

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Address: Main Street, Leenane, Ireland
Phone Number: 00 353 (0) 95 42323
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A nicely appointed small town gift shop

The staff is pleasant and approachable, giving helpful advice on their merchandise as well as the VAT refund information. I found several items to purchase and enjoyed the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
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Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Located on the only fjord in Ireland in Leenane, the Sheep and Wool Centre focuses on the sheep and wool industry in Connemara. On the way into town, we saw some wild Connemara ponies and pulled over for some local sheep who decided to take a short cut on the road. The cafe at the Centre has wonderful homemade soups,... More 

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Kilkenny
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Tried the restaurant here Bia Glas .lovely food all homemade .Very friendly staff . This restaurant was spotlessly clean and lovely decorated. Tomato and basil soup was splendid.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stopped by the Sheep and Wool Centre to purchase some local wool goods. They have a great assortment of scarves, hats/gloves, sweaters and cute souvenirs! The employees were so friendly - we learned about a local woman who hand-knits some of the items sold in the store. They also gave us good advice for our travel back to Dublin!... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A must stop for anyone interested in sheep, wool, yarn, fiber, or traditional Irish country life. We learned a great deal that brought to life what conditions were like in the past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The staff is pleasant and approachable, giving helpful advice on their merchandise as well as the VAT refund information. I found several items to purchase and enjoyed the experience entirely!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Save your money on the little museum. there were 2 large tour buses there and the souvenirs were nothing special. there is a tiny little shop right across the bridge, about an 1/8 of a mile away, that had good prices and higher quality stuff.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

good shopping experience. Set at the foot of the fjord so breathtaking secnary. Interesting museum and lives of people around in the past. An interesting brief stop-over. Own café and near to village amenities.

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killinchy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

had a look was very small and extremely busy needed to ask question but everybody was busy as a bus of tourists were in

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Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Wool demonstration was fun and I learned a few things. I even got to 'card' some wool myself :-) Nice way to spend an hour or so on a rainy afternoon

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The "Woolen Centre" has a gift shop, cafe and a museum. There are demonstrations of spinning and displays of woolen handicrafts in the museum, along with copious artefacts and photographs of the way the area used to be. Very interesting. The shop has plenty of woolen products and other souvenirs and gifts. Most things are reasonably priced. The cafe is... More 

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