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Glengowla Mines

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“gift shop”(30 reviews)
“the owner”(38 reviews)
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
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Glengowla East | County Galway, H91 PX22, Oughterard, Ireland
+353 87 252 9850
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All reviewsgift shoppanning for goldthe ownerwell worth a visitpan for goldlittle gemworking farmsheep herdinghard hatsfamily runall agesexcellent tourfantastic visitadults and childrenmine shaftfools goldvisited today
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We turned up on a quiet Tuesday to see the mine, and we are very glad we did! Our guide (John, I believe) clearly has so much interest and passion for the place. His tour was full of history, human interest, geological knowledge, and personal...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time exploring the mines with Jonathan the guide. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the topic. The surroundings are fantastic and the gold panning activity outside the mine was super fun for the kids :) thank you for a fantastic...More

Thank JFPMalta
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently took a tour of the Glengowla Mine! Our tour guide for the visit was Tom! He was informative, funny and had the best story's ever! Tom had passion for this role and he brought the tour alive! We were not sure what to...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a most interesting tour. It’s not long but it’s very informative. They are very helpful people too. We happened to arrive a few minutes after a tour started and the gentleman at the cash asked the tour guide to wait for us! The...More

Thank MarGau23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time at the Mine. Keith was fantastic at explaining sheep herding and John was an excellent guide on the tour through the mines. A highlight of our trip!

Thank Niamh O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant tour of the mines with Keith. Very interesting to say the least. Would highly recommend. You can grab a coffee in the gift shop on the way out. Well done guys!

Thank BoweBright
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a really good visit - the staff gave a friendly, family vibe, and the tour guide was informative and humourous! Worth a visit!

1  Thank wisemrprior
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here last Saturday with the Hillman Imp club Ireland, was the highlight of my weekend, the tour was great and I loved the display of rounding up the sheep by the loyal dog Jess.

Thank brianan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the words of a nine year old visitor, my daughter 'that was epic!'. The tour was very informative and the gift shop was very cool but the highlight for my kids was panning for gemstones.

1  Thank triona-travelsalot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place with an interesting guided tour down the mines. Very clean area and wonderful gift shop.

1  Thank siobhanoc10
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Theresa R
8 October 2017|
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Response from niceguy12 | 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
28 June 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.