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The Sheep and Wool Centre

Main Street, Leenane, Ireland
00 353 (0) 95 42323
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Ranked #4 of 4 attractions in Leenane
Type: Specialty Museums
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Berwickshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Stopped off for lunch. Pretty decent salad good value too. Staff uniformly welcoming and nice. Left with a nice warm felling.

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Bellingham, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a small family owned center. Highly informative and well done. Loved Orla's presentation. Great gift shop and café. Loved their note on the chalkboard in the café: "we do not have WIFI. Please put your phones away and talk to each other".

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Silver Spring, MD
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We dropped in at a very quiet time so had Orla, the guide in the Centre museum, all to ourselves. She was delightful and engaging and so kind to my daughters. Despite running school groups non-stop (we caught her in a lull) she enthusiastically shared so much knowledge with us and it was a visit well worth the modest admission... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The tour guide shows how wool is processed by hand from the sheared wool through the weaving. The guide processed a bit of raw wool into thread by two methods. The weaving was set up on two manual machines but the operation was not demonstrated.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Had to come on here and leave a review for this cafe. We ate here over two consecutive days and the food was just lovely and really good value. But there were two things that made me come here and leave a review firstly I often eat out with my 3 year old daughter and have gotten so used to... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Lovely little centre with a very nice gift shop and a small restaurant. Gifts for everyone, all ages catered for.

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Interesting thing here is the wool museum. Find out how what comes off the sheep ends up as wool. See the various ways it's been done in the past. Learn about old-fashioned dyeing with natural means ... and chat to the sheep-farmer who runs the museum and set it up. I found the cafe staff helpful and friendly. Of course... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I liked the good value on offer for well made Irish products. The manager was very friendly. Well worth a visit for an authentic souvenir.

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

...was lovely! It was so good that we had to return and check that it was always so nice - we were not disappointed! The cafe is great! I bought some wool which knits up beautifully but the selection of patterns was very disappointing. I bought a pattern which I decided to adapt. I should think that anyone buying wool... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Looking at the reviews here, I can see that most people review the shop and cafe, whereas the most interesting thing of the center are actually the sheep/god demonstrations and the wool museum. Both of these activities are really enjoyable, with great, knowledgeable and funny presenters. Definitely worth the visit. As to whether the shop is good, I would not... More

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