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Glengowla Mines

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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
+353 87 252 9850
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All reviews gift shop panning for gold the owner our tour guide pan for gold working farm well worth a visit sheep herding hard hats family run excellent tour all ages young man his son lamb mine shaft fools gold
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

This was one of my favorite tours in all of Ireland! We showed up around five pm one night (it’s in the middle of no where) and they very kindly still let us do the tour. It’s an old lead mine that was only in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PSimms
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Being local, I contacted Keith Geoghegan to arrange my daughters 10th birthday party. The place was perfect and my daughter and her friends had an amazing day.. Keith, his son and John couldn’t of done more, he decorated the shed, and John gave the perfect...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank R9492GVlukes
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I discovered this amazing place by an organized tour, I spent few hours in this stunning place,John the guide is very funny and he loves his job and is well prepared. I certainly recommend a visit to the Glengowla Mines.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melania B
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Google said is a Tourist Attraction... well yes... but I will call it also a Historical place. Friendly guide, staff... and dog :) Kids have fun visiting the mine and finding gems :) (save some time for kids to do that) ... on my list...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roberto M
Reviewed 18 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve G
Reviewed 15 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JFPMalta
Reviewed 13 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tony M
Reviewed 10 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarGau23
Reviewed 7 September 2018 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!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Niamh O
Reviewed 4 September 2018 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!

Date of experience: June 2018
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1 January 2019|
Response from brianan | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, Google the mines and you will likely see opening times.
Theresa R
8 October 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
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.