The Sheep And Wool Centre

The Sheep and wool museum offers an insight into the importance of sheep and wool in Connemara's past. Learn the history of sheep farming, local woollen industry and the process of how sheep’s fleece is made into cloth through technology, displays and demonstrations. Marvel as sheep’s wool is made into yarn at daily carding, spinning and weaving demonstrations, practised on wheels and looms from the turn of the last century. Listen to interviews from those who remember the past. Enjoy quirky slide shows and allow children to discover what their role would have been in the 1900s through hands on experience. You can also meet a sheep and admire the art of hand shearing by a local farmer in July and August.

Museum

The Sheep and wool museum offers an insight into the importance of sheep and wool in Connemara's past. Learn the history of sheep farming, local woollen industry and the process of how sheep’s fleece is made into cloth through technology, displays and demonstrations. Marvel as sheep’s wool is made into yarn at daily carding, spinning and weaving demonstrations, practised on wheels and looms from the turn of the last century. Listen to interviews from those who remember the past. Enjoy quirky slide shows and allow children to discover what their role would have been in the 1900s through hands on experience. You can also meet a sheep and admire the art of hand shearing by a local farmer in July and August.

Facillities

  • Museum
  • Guided Tours And Demos
  • Sheep Shearing (summer)
  • Café
  • Gift Shop
  • Video Presentation
  • Gallery Corridor
  • Coach Parties Welcome

Info

  • Open Mid March To October
  • 09:30 - 18:00
  • Individual €5
  • OAP/Student €4
  • Child €3
  • Family €13
  • Group €4 (20+ persons)

About Us

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. Their daughter Aine and husband Gregg took over the management of the Sheep & Wool Centre in January 2009. Another daughter, Orla, has taken on her Dads gumboots and is the museum demonstrator and resident sheep farmer. It is a true family business

Shop

In our shop, a wide range of locally made woolens, sheep skins, jewellery, crystal and other items are available as gifts or mementos of your visit to Leenane.

Bia Blas Café.

In our family run cafe we pride ourselves on our homemade food with locally sourced ingredients. All items on our extensive menu are home made in the Bia Blas kitchen. From our Homemade Jams and Chutneys to our mouthwatering Desserts and Cakes, there is something to please everybody.

Welcome To The Sheep And Wool Centre

Leenane Sheep And Wool Centre Welcome To The Sheep And Wool Centre
Our mission is to foster awareness of the traditional sheep and wool industry in Connemara. Come and visit the Sheep and Wool Museum and learn the history of sheep faming and wool craft in the west of Ireland. Buy Irish woollens in our Gift Shop and stock up on wool and craft supplies, before being tempted by homemade cakes in An Tobár Cafe and wandering down the Art Corridor. Individuals, families, educational, and tour groups are all very welcome and can enjoy daily wool craft demonstrations and sheep shearing in peak season.

Behind The Sheep And Wool Centre
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. Their daughter Aine and husband Gregg took over the management of the Sheep & Wool Centre in January 2009. Another daughter, Orla, has taken on her Dads gumboots and is the museum demonstrator and resident sheep farmer. It is a true family business

 

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Telephone: 00 353 (0) 95 42323

Fax: 00 353 (0) 95 42337

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The Sheep And Wool Centre
Leenane, Connemara
Ireland