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  • Glengowla Lead Mine in County Galway, is Ireland's first visitor mine.

    Silver-rich lead was mined at this site from 1851 for only 14 years, but today the mine is rich in what was left behind by the miners - a scintillating variety of minerals plus a range of mining artefacts.

    We first visited this site in 1997 to record it before it was opened as Irelands first show mine. In 2009 on a repeat visit we were able to see the amazing progress that the owners, the Geoghegan family, have made in opening up this mine, making it safe and providing a fascinating visitor experience. It is well worth a visit.

    The Glengowla feature page also has a short video with excerpts from the Glengowla DVD.

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