Glengowla Mines offers a fun day out for all the family! Buried beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore! Delve into the depths of the 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! Come join us on a unique underground tour of Connemara’s only show mine. Glengowla is also home to a working farm where you can meet ‘Bob’ the sheep dog, say hello to the Connemara Ponies and help save some turf.