The Sheep and Wool Heritage Centre is a museum entirely dedicated to one of Ireland’s greatest mascots: the sheep! Here, you can discover the subtleties of this unique animal, from breeding to the wool industry. A great museum, which can be visited with the family and which will teach you all about this touching animal!
The museum invites you to discover the history of sheep farming in Connemara, as well as everything you want to know about the exploitation of their wool! Weaving, spinning, ancestral practices… You will be taught about the subject and will even have the opportunity to listen to audio interviews, where Irish people talk about the different woollen trades practised in the last century.
Don’t miss their original slide shows, which allow children to project themselves and discover what their role would have been in the 1900s.
Note that you will also be able to meet a sheep and admire the art of shearing by hand by a local farmer (valid only in summer between July and August). There is also a small shop where you can bring back a souvenir if you wish. On the program, scarves, sweaters, hats… All in wool of course! Even if the prices are a little high, the quality is there: you will then have a souvenir in pure Connemara wool!
Duration: 45 minutes
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