We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Unbedingt ansehen!”
Review of Glengowla Mines

Glengowla Mines
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Oughterard
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 Connemara Mountains in the 1800’s. The constant dripping of water, the ‘miners breath’ and if you are brave enough - a moment of darkness will set the scene! Delve into the depths of Glengowla mines where you can explore the caverns of marble studded with lead and silver. Follow the veins of copper pyrite which will lead you to the ‘miners gold’ - Galena. Marvel at the rare and beautiful crystals of quartz and fluorite. Learn of the working conditions the miners worked under before the mines closed in 1865. A firm favourite with adults and children alike is to pan for gold and gems at our gold panning station and keep any gems you find! Not only will you enjoy guided tours of the mines, Glengowla is also home to a seismograph which is part of Ireland’s National Seismic Network. See how the seismograph works and how the impact of earthquakes can shake the earth world wide! Glengowla is also working farm where you can visit the Connemara Ponies, meet the Bob the sheep dog, pet the lambs and for advanced group bookings sheep dog herding demonstrations and turf cutting demonstrations are available. Also take the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the farm along the old Connemara railway line and discover some of the local flora and fauna. Make a day of it and bring your own picnic! Also available on site: Gift Shop, Refreshments and Outdoor Seating Area, Museum & Free Car Parking.Please Note the mine is now closed for the Winter but if you like to pre book we can run a tour for your group. Mine reopens daily next March.
Reviewed 6 May 2014
Google Translation

Thank Michael L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (271)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"gift shop"
in 27 reviews
"panning for gold"
in 15 reviews
"the owner"
in 36 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 15 reviews
"pan for gold"
in 9 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 18 reviews
"sheep herding"
in 6 reviews
"above ground"
in 4 reviews
"all ages"
in 10 reviews
"fantastic visit"
in 3 reviews
"adults and children"
in 3 reviews
"young man"
in 3 reviews
"hard hat"
in 3 reviews
"great tour"
in 8 reviews
"fantastic place"
in 3 reviews
"family business"
in 3 reviews
"family ticket"
in 3 reviews
Filter

269 - 271 of 271 reviews

Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Farna80
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 August 2013
Google Translation

2  Thank Nataly D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Glengowla Mines also viewed

Oughterard, County Galway
Roundstone, County Galway
 
Oughterard, County Galway
 

Been to Glengowla Mines? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing