Glengowla mines

Glengowla Mines is a “show mine” dedicated to the lead and silver mining history of Glengowla and the Oughterard area. The mines, abandoned in 1865 are a unique reminder of the 19th century methods of ore- silver and lead extraction and processing. The mine is noted for it’s rare and beautiful crystals of fluorite and quartz, Pitch pine timbers believed to be brought by emigrant coffin ships are still intact in the mine today.

Enjoy Guided tours – sheepdog herding demonstrations – museum/shop – gold panning for kids – turf cutting.

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