Things to see or do
- Directions: Glengowla Mines is located 3 km (2 miles) west of Oughterard village, just off the N59 Galway/Clifden road, 20 minutes drive from Galway City.
- Opening hours: Daily 10.00 – 18.00. Season: mid-March to November.
- Admission prices: Adult: €10, Child: €4, Senior: €9.50, Student: €9, Family: €24. Group rates on request.
- Disabled Access: Partial access.
Glengowla MinesOughterard Galway - Ireland West
Glengowls Mines is a historic 19th-century silver and lead mine which was abandoned in 1865. It is located close to Oughterard, on the N59 Galway to Clifden road. Take a guided tour and explore large marble chambers and caverns studded with lead and silver pyrite. Veins of calcite and quartz, as well as pitch pine timbers that were brought back to Ireland by emigrant ships. Above ground, explore the agents house, paymasters office, spring well, hand-winding stow, blacksmith's shop, circular powder house and horse whim (a horse-powered windlass used for hauling materials to the surface). Or take a stroll along a 1.5km stretch of the old Galway-Clifden steam railway line.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)91 55 2021
Address: Oughterard, Co Galway, Republic of Ireland