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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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Interesting insights into an important part of the area's past

We stopped at the Sheep and Wool Center in Leenane during a drive along the N59 to Kylemore Abbey. I'm glad we did. True, much of the center is devoted to souvenirs and a cafe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place for lunch as we had time to wait for the next sailing of the Killary Fjord tour boat ..Food was delicious fresh and homemade .l really enjoyed the goats cheese Tartlet and my friend had high praise for the fish cakes . Good choice in the gift shop ...all quality items ...would definately visit again and especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here on our trip around the West coast of Ireland. It is a great place to look around and has lots of lovely Irish gifts to buy and not for airport prices!! The cafe is a treat and has a varied menu with gluten free alternatives available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Sheep and Wool Center in Leenane during a drive along the N59 to Kylemore Abbey. I'm glad we did. True, much of the center is devoted to souvenirs and a cafe, but off to the side is a modest room with information and artifacts from the wool trade that was once an important part of the... More 

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Marly-le-Roi, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unless you have been a lifelong member of a knitting club (I am not), your natural bent is probably to skip a visit to a Sheep and Wool museum. That would be a mistake. When I arrived I wanted mainly to understand why sheep cheeses are basically non-existent in Ireland (OK, a bit exaggerated but nothing like Roquefort!). While chatting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything you need for a rainy or sunny day. The proprietor Greg and his family run a super place here. Buy all your woollens here they are great quality. We bought lots and our American friends are taking them back to USA. A great gift shop not at all tacky. The cafe food is excellent and served by such nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I did a bit of browsing in their bookshop and had a nice cup of coffee in the canteen. I did not buy anything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Learnt all about wool from sheep to cloth, with demonstrations, film and talk by expert. The natural plants used to dye were interesting to hear about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

The shop is nice, has great wool and also great range of knitwear and souvenirs. You can also do a tour to see how "a sheep is made into a sweater". The little cafe serves extremely nice food and the staff is very helpful and friendly

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We called in on our way to Killary Fjord. Lots of souvenirs some different but lots of wool made gifts. Not overpriced. Nice tea room but rather busy,

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Stopped in here on a Sunday afternoon for coffee & cake. Staff enthusiastic & friendly, able to deal with visitors from many different countries (I heard French, German & Italian at the counter). Cakes were absolutely fantastic, the orange almond cake being something special & gluten-free. Well stocked gift shop was very tempting. Didn't visit the museum.

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