Glengowla Mines, Oughterard

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  • Glengowla Mines was one of the highlights of our trip. Going down in the mine is an experience not to be missed but being able to profit from our hosts' love of the land and the way of life was pricel...  more »
  • We just happened across this on our way home. Delighted we went. The tour was fascinating an the guide was so enthusiastic. All staff were so friendly and knowledgeable. Really enjoyed going down into...  more »
  • Modest site but really very interresting. John, descendant of 11 generations of miners is a wonderful guide who speaks very good french and participated in the rehabilitation of the mine by going digging family for months. Fun also for children (and even adults) the workshop "researchers d gold" in the basin. I would highly recommend.
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  • Took the kids here earlier today. I wasn't sure what to expect. The brochure and the website do not do this place justice. We spent between 2 and 3 hours here. We had the tour of the mine which was informative and fun. My kids range from 7 to 14 and they all enjoyed going down into the mine. Following the mine we spent quite some time panning for gold. The staff were brilliant and very knowledgeable. We could not have asked for more. Excellent value and would love to visit again.
  • Absolutely fantastic place to bring friends visiting from abroad. Really enjoyed the whole experience. Super staff and so knowledgeable 👏👏
  • Amazing place to visit. Very interesting mine tour with museum. Lovely grounds. Old railway walk. Sheep dog displays also.gift shop is brilliant great value for money. Highly recommend Glengola mines
  • Very good tour and very nice tour guide. Lovely spot and fun activity after tour. Interesting history
  • Was an interesting time. Vwry informative guide. Well worth a visit. The children enjoyed panning for minerals at the end.

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