Sheep & Wool Centre


On Leenane's main street, just north of the bridge, sits a compelling little museum dedicated to sheep and wool. It has spinning and weaving demonstrations, and covers the history of dyeing. The on-site shop sells locally made handicrafts as well as topographical walking maps.

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