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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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Castlebar, Ireland
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Staff are nice, food is great, and visitors can pick up gifts, all in the one location. I've visited several times with groups, and it's a perfect stop off on a tour of Mayo / Galway. Views are great across the Fjord, and the scenery on the way is excellent.

Thank Martin O
Dundalk, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Nice little cafe, fresh food abd plenty of parking. Good selection of crafts available for sale. The cafe overlooks the lake and mountains.

Thank Joan W
Zephyrhills, Florida
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The cafe and gift store are a wonderful place to stop . The fresh food is excellent. 7 of us ordered different things and we all loved it. The soup, sandwiches were great. I saw the pancakes already made and I hesitated but I ordered them anyway, they looked soooo good. They were wonderful..pancakes already made..they were the best. Loved... More 

Thank JanieL5678
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49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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.

Thank Twotanks
metro Atlanta
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125 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank ladytez
Portland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank julie m
Germany, Bavaria
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

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.

1 Thank NoKiidding
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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.

1 Thank Namaste928
Mississauga, Canada
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152 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Malcolm G
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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