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Heritage Week

Saturday 19th of August 2017. 10am – 5pm.

In celebration of Heritage Week, The Sheep and Wool Centre Museum throws its doors open to the public free of charge on the above date.  Learn about the history of the local sheep and woollen industry in Connemara. Wool craft demonstrations of carding and spinning hourly throughout the day. Come and try your hand at spinning and be surprised at how much fun it can be. .  

All-Ireland Wool Spinning Championship Saturday 26th of August 2017

In celebration of Heritage Week At The Sheep and Wool Centre, Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway. The Sheep and Wool Centre invite all wool spinners to come and spin to find the All-Ireland wool spinning Champion. The winner will be the person with the most wool spun in a half hour timeslot. Entries by email to On the day entries no later than 1pm. Bring your spinning wheel and hand carders. Connemara Blackface fleece provided. Spinning starts at 2pm sharp. Come along and enjoy the fun. Perpetual trophy presented to the winner.


  • Museum - A rich and unique collection pertaining to the sheep and wool industries of the Leenane region.
  • Guided Tours And Demos - See history come to life and get hands on with carding, spinning, weaving and woolcrafts.
  • Audio Visual Room - A history of the wool industry, available in multiple European languages.
  • Gift Shop - A wide selection of clothing, blankets, wool, craft items and souvenirs.
  • Café - The Bia Blás café is open every day serving fine homemade cakes, lunches, snacks and beverages.
  • Gallery Corridor - An eclectic selection of originals and prints from local artists.
  • Coach Parties Welcome - Coach parties are advised to pre book.

Sheep And Wool Centre Information

  • Open Season - Mid March to October
  • Opening Hours 
         09:30 to 18:00 (17th March - 30th September)
        09:30 to 17:30 (October)
  • Museum Ticket Prices    
         Individual - €5.00
         OAP/Student - €4.00
         Child - €3.00
         Family Ticket - €13.00
         Group (20+ persons) - €4.00
  • Guided demos daily
  • Online booking for museum tours - Coming Soon!


Leenane Sheep And Wool Centre
County Galway

Phone: +353 (0) 95 42323
Fax: +353 (0) 95 42337