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The Sheep and Wool Centre

Address: Main Street, Leenane, Ireland
Phone Number: 00 353 (0) 95 42323
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Ranked #4 of 4 Attractions in Leenane
Type: Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Type: Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Beaverton, Oregon
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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The sheep and wool centre, on our visit appeared to be largely just a shop for tourist items. There is a very small 'museum' attached, charging 5 euros to enter, involving a video about the local wool industry, and a demonstration of some wool spinning with some information boards. The museum only really consists of one room and is a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Nice shop and good restaurant. Relatively nice food in the restaurant/cafe. Good service,okay price,nice food (delicious brownie not sure about the others). A bit slow service but you can endure it if you aren't in a rush. The shop is nice and there's nothing else to say about it.

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Cork
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Can't really review the museum or shop as we just dropped in here for a quick coffee but when we saw the selection of cakes available we couldn't resist sampling a few. It was tough to choose but the apple pie and gluten free orange cake were delicious and very good value. The coffee was good, the staff were very... More 

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