Leenanes Sheep and Wool Museum

A Museum exploring Connemara's long history of wool production.


Leenane’s 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. Enjoy quirky slideshows and allow children to discover what their role would have been in the 1900s through hands on experience. You can also meet a sheep and admire the art of hand shearing by a local farmer in July and August.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.