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Glengowla Mines

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We visited the mine while staying in Cong. Just around 45 minutes to get there. Jonathan is a... read more

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Great place to visit, very interesting things to see and to go down the mine is a must. Very... read more

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Buried beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore! Let the team at Glengowla Mines lead you on a journey of discovery of how lead and silver were mined from the roots of the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Glengowla East | County Galway, H91 PX22, Oughterard, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the mine while staying in Cong. Just around 45 minutes to get there. Jonathan is a fabulous guide. He was very informative and funny. Loved learning about the history of mining in Ireland. Must see

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to visit, very interesting things to see and to go down the mine is a must. Very knowledgable guide.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank West4Doer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today and had an amazing time. We did not visit the mine portion but we saw the sheep dog demonstration and it was fantastic. You learn a lot about sheep and how it is changing in the 21st century. The host was gracious...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first time my family & I have been to Ireland. We visited the mines and loved it. A true authentic irish experience. We were warmly greeted and given a great tour of the mines where we learned lots & saw how sheep...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving to Killary Sheep Farm, we passed a sign for the mines. On our drive back to Galway we stopped in to see what is was all about. We were not disappointed. The tour guide Johnny comes from a long line of miners in the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank AshleyLovesTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We so enjoyed our visit here and will definitely return in the future. The place cottage, gift shop etc is so well kept and lovely in itself and all staff we meet were very friendly and helpful . We did the tour with two small...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Fusiha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered the mines today, it was a cold wet day but that did not matter once we were down in the mine. Jonny was great, very passionate and great with the history and explanations. Keith the landowner was great to talk to about farming In...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank vhsam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OK, we went to glengowla mines because we just couldn't figure out why it had so many good reviews. I mean.. It's just a mine right?? It turned out to be one of our favorite parts of our two weeks in Ireland! Johnny was a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about this only last Summer and have been trying since to get to it. After another outing in Clifden today, this was the perfect opportunity. And boy were we glad we stopped by! . 10yr old LOVED it. Guides were knowledgeable, friendly and the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LocalGal_13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Glengowla Mines this Easter weekend and had a great time. The tour guides were very welcoming and informed about the mines history and encouraged the children to ask questions which kept them actively interested in the mine. They enjoyed the adventure of wearing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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January 1, 2019|
Response from brianan | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, Google the mines and you will likely see opening times.
Theresa R
October 8, 2017|
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Response from Galway98 | Reviewed this property |
They are on Facebook if you need to contact them. Bus passes by it a couple of times a day.
Matthew G
June 28, 2017|
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Response from andreeg842 | Reviewed this property |
really sorry I don't know. as it's quite steep a child would have to be good on their feet. I wouldn't take a young child down If you had to carry it. Too awkward. Sorry can't be more help.