Glengowla Mines, Oughterard
(4.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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  • Wonderful time spent with the Manager after the visit. Very sensitive on the functioning of the stones and energy discussion was very lively and pleasant despite the broken English. Very good memory
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  • We were here the first year it opened and often talk of it and went back again and this is a well worth visit the owner was there and his daughter and just knew this was somewhere that would be a must...  more »
  • I'm expect I would have scored the site as excellent if we had visited during the summer as there would have been more going on. The visit was my two grandsons aged 10 and 7, and myself we all enjoyed...  more »
  • I visited here with my family in August. There's a small museum (one room with minerals, photos and old mining gear), a gift shop, panning for gems (four zones in the one trough) and the mine itself. The tour starts with getting a helmet on and a brief talk in the museum. Then, it's of down the mine via a concrete staircase. It's not warm or dry down the mine, so do wear good shoes and something warm. The mine tour isn't long, but informative and both my kids enjoyed it.
  • We found this place accidently and absolutly loved our tour!! It was amazing and will recommend to everyone we know!
  • Excellent experience. A great family runs this place. Really interesting.
  • Very impressive set up demonstrating the Ireland mining scene of the 19th century. Owner has great knowledge of the local area.
  • Really interesting great place to visit would really recommend