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“Kind of boring...”

The Sheep and Wool Centre
Ranked #5 of 7 things to do in Leenane
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Not really much here, just a small museum and a gift shop. Definitely a pass, as it wasn't anything we hadn't seen other places.

1  Thank bdanna
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stopped by here on our driving tour of the Connemara region and we were pleasantly surprised. It satisfied my "need" to buy some Irish wool yarn, and also my predilection for scones. The cherry scone was delicious, the coffee was hot and strong (on a 4 degree Celsius day with strong winds) and the shopkeeper was kind and helpful. While the gift shop was a mix of both tourist-centered knick-knacks and local goods, I was most excited about finding the yarn I was searching for, in a colorway that reminded me of the green and brown countryside we were driving through, for a really good price. I now have the makings of a souvenir that I'll create myself. My only regret was that I didn't have time to do the tour as well. I would have loved to learn more about the traditional craft of the area.

Thank mrshaworth
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

We had been driving most of the day, along parts of the Connemara Loop and it had been raining all the way, which did not bother us at all.
We parked in the large car park opposite and sat in the car for a little while looking out at the amazing scenery.
When we entered the Centrer we were greated by the smiling face of the lady who sat at the till.
The young assistant who served us was very pleasant and she too had a wonderful smile on her face.
We had coffee and tea and a rest from the drive, which was exactly what we got and we were very pleased with the comfort of the place. I look forward to the time when we can return.

Thank michael s
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Well worth taking the time and going into the Museum. The tour guide is passionate, informative and really enjoys what she does. Actually was surporised and the different types of sheep around the country side, and looking at the process of spinning, dying, and weaving. One of the more interesting muesums in Ireland. Souvenier shop is well worth a look cheaper than some of the others we saw. The tour is a must though

Thank Shaz1000
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

While this retail unit was fully stocked with all types of Irish giftware, I got the distinct impression the women were behind the counter one hand on the credit card swiper and a false smile on their
face. I wanted to purchase headware so I asked for help the woman pointed to the hat dept. and headed towards the costomer in the knitwear department, an American lady who made a considerable purchase eventually. I went into the coffee shop which is part of the shop and observed. The coach load of tourists left and immediately the two ladies started totting up the sales they each made.
I went back to the hats the one I wanted was €35.99, I left it. I was about to go into the "museum" which consisted of a loom and spinning wheel etc. then I realized there was a cover
charge, it just was not worth it. In my opinion it should have been a reward for the coach loads of customers who bought there.
As I was staying locally, next day I went into the shop on the opposite side of the road just over the bridge, a lovely lady sold me the same hat, I had been looking at for €10 cheaper.
Sorry, but I don't like being ignored OR overcharged.

1  Thank Col W
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