Discover Ireland’s Newest Native Rare Breed – The Old Irish Goat
Join us on a journey to unearth the rich history & unique heritage of the Old Irish Goat in their last remaining stronghold here in Mulranny Co.Mayo! Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience these elusive, primitive animals up close, and look into the eyes of Ireland’s ancient past!
Dive into the story of the Old Irish Goat in our short documentary film, which tells the story of the discovery of the Old Irish Goats and the community who rallied to save them from extinction!
Learn about their journey through time, from their arrival 5,000 years ago, their symbolism in Irish pagan culture, farming, art & literature, how they helped Irish families through The Great Hunger and their unexpected heroism in today’s environmental challenges! The Old Irish Goat Centre will appeal to the culturally curious, and lovers of the Irish landscape and its fauna! It’s an charming experience you won’t soon forget!
We are a community project and our centre is run by our dedicated team of volunteers. We think you will understand the passion that drives us when you meet them!
Old Irish Goat Gift Shop
Our little gift shop, has a selection of gifts, and keepsakes. All our gifts are made in Ireland, by local crafters and suppliers and what’s more 100% of the profits from our shop are donated to the Old Irish Goat Project!
• Meet the Old Irish Goats • Old Irish Goat Museum • Old Irish Goat Shop • Watch the Old Irish Goat Documentary
- No Entry Fee – Suitable for All Ages • Wheelchair Accessible • Coach Parking • Bike Rack
Planning Your Visit:
• Winter Hours* • Thurs & Fri 10am-4pm
Summer Hours: 7 Days 10am-4pm
* Please note we will have no goats in the Goat Garden from Jan-Mar 2024 due to upgrades of their enclosure. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Mulranny Co. Mayo: Nestled in the foothills of the Nephin Mountains, the beautiful village of Mulranny hosts stunning views of Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick, as well as being located right beside the Great Western Greenway on the Wild Atlantic Way!
Our favourite things to do in Mulranny: Mountain Hikes • Cycle the Greenway • Visit the Mulranny Causeway • Visit Mulranny Beach • Watch the Sunrise over Croagh Patrick • Visit Ballycroy Visitor Centre • Enjoy Mayo Dark Skies Park
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