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The 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, practiced 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.

The museum is open every day for unguided access and guided tours and demonstrations are conducted on the hour. We are proud to have our own mini cinema and invite you to watch a our presentation on the history of woolcraft in the Leenane region as well as interesting insights into how this industry shaped the Connemara landscape and peoples.



Leenane Sheep And Wool Centre
County Galway


Email: info@sheepandwoolcentre.com
Phone: +353 (0) 95 42323
Fax: +353 (0) 95 42337