The Sheep and Wool Museum was founded in 1992 by Michael and Kathleen O'Toole, with a view to preserving and protecting the traditions and skills of the local sheep and woolen industry in Connemara.

The Sheep & Wool Centre is a visitor attraction situated in the heart of Connemara on the breathtaking Killary Harbour.

The Centres mission is to foster awareness of the traditional sheep and wool-craft industry 
in the west of Ireland.

The museums focus is on the history of sheep and wool handcrafts with daily demonstrations in carding, spinning and weaving.

A short introductory DVD is also available in English, Irish, French, German & Italian. A visit to the museum will answer all your woolly or sheepish questions!

The Sheep and Wool Gift Shop stocks everything from knitting yarn and ceramics to woollens and souvenirs, with prices to suit most pockets. The café on-site, Bia Blas specializes in home cooked food and baking.

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Highlights
  • Situated in the heart of Connemara on the breathtaking Killary Harbour
  • Traditional sheep and wool-craft industry 
in the west of Ireland
  • Daily demonstrations in carding, spinning and weaving
  • The museum will answer all your woolly or sheepish questions!
  • Gift Shop stocks everything from knitting yarn and ceramics to woollens and souvenirs
Open

Open Daily

Mid March to September: 09:30–18:00
October: 09:30–17:30
November to Mid March: Closed

Museum Tour Times
Monday to Friday, March to October: 10:00/12:00/14:00/16:00
Saturday and Sunday, April/May/October & November: 
12:00/13:00/14:00
June, July and August: 10:00/12:00/14:00/16:00

Prices

Admission Prices 2019

Adult: €7.00
Senior (aged 65+): €5.00
Student (with vaild ID): €5.00
Child: €3.00
Family: €17.00

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services and other useful information

LANGUAGES: A short introductory DVD is also available in English, Irish, French, German & Italian

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: The café on-site, Bia Blas specializes in home cooked food and baking

SHOPPING: Sheep and Wool Gift Shop stocks everything from knitting yarn and ceramics to woollens and souvenirs

PARKING: Free parking

GUIDED TOUR: See history come to life and get hands on with carding, spinning, weaving and woolcrafts.

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Getting There

Leenane lies on the N59, Connemara’s coastal scenic route The museum is located in the centre of the village

Map Location: 53.596545, -9.693683
Contact The Sheep and Wool Centre

Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland


Eircode: H91 P28K
T: +353 (0)95 42323
E: info@sheepandwoolcentre.com
W:
www.sheepandwoolcentre.com
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