Glengowla Mines

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Things to do in County Galway, Ireland - Glengowla Mines - YourDaysOut
Glengowla Lodge, Glengowla West, Derryglinna, Co. Galway, Ireland
March-November: Daily 10:00 - 18:00 | Last tour at 17:00
Adult - EUR 10.50 Child - EUR 4.50 Family - EUR 27.00
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Glengowla Mines & Working family farm. Featuring guided underground Mine tours, museum, gold panning, shop, farm walk, turf cutting and sheep herding. Discover beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore! Please note the mines are closed from the 1st of Nov - 1st March. For visits during the winter months please call in advance. 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...

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