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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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Intereresting place to stop

Called in just to use the loo and found the place to be buzzing - the cafe and the gift shop were full of tourists who seemed to be enjoying what was on offer. Didn't make a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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N.Ireland
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Called in just to use the loo and found the place to be buzzing - the cafe and the gift shop were full of tourists who seemed to be enjoying what was on offer. Didn't make a purchase as I didn't need anything but the facilities I did use were clean and free.

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metro Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This rating is for the cafe only. I did not visit the museum. Food is ordered and paid for at the counter and delivered to your table. Excellent set up for such a busy cafe as it saves time. The vegetable soup, local mussels and brown bread were all delicious. Overall, a pleasant experience, except for a couple of signs.... More 

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Portland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a lovely café, polite staff, no matter how busy they are! The food is excellent whether you stop for a coffee and cake or lunch. The souvenir shop has a wide range of reasonably priced gifts for holiday makers looking for that little something, from Ireland.

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Germany, Bavaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It's just a single room however the lady who showed us around was making the stop something to remember. (Many thanks to her!) In a very nice conversation we learned so many interesting things that we did not expect. Several hands on demonstrations. Small but certainly worth stopping by.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great store for woolen products complete with Cafe and museum for browsing. Products are high quality ranging from home goods to personal wear. A great way to fill in time waiting for the Killary Fjord cruise to begin.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This quaint establishment has a very good selection of wool products and knickknacks at more reasonable prices than in the major centres. So stop in for a tea and browse their selection. We found a lovely double original print of the Connemera Highlands, a wool peak cap for me and a lace table runner for here with a few other... More 

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Florida
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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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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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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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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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