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
Welcome To the Sheep And Wool Centre 2014 season
The Centre is now open for the 2014 season. We very much look forward to welcoming you and are excited about this years changes and forthcoming special events.
Museum opening hours
The Museum is open for self-guided visits on most days. Guided visits with a wool-craft demonstrator are also available on a limited basis each week. To avoid disappointment please contact us to check on the museum schedule. Phone (09542323) or email (email@example.com)
You can now visit the Sheep And Wool centre 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year!
Choose from our great range of woolen products, gifts and clothing, all delivered direct to your door, wherever you live.
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