Visitor Centre

old irish goat centre

A brilliant example of community in action: organising to save heritage and environment. Shop is a treasure trove of top class art and culture, museum tells the history wonderfully. If you miss this when your visiting Malranny, you've missed Malranny

Lúgh O Braonain

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It was a really interesting experience where we learned lots about our Native Old Irish Goat. We now appreciate why it's so important for Ireland to preserve our endangered native goat species.

T. Gannon

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Lovely place to learn about the old Irish goat. The short documentary was really interesting and the shop has some wonderful items as well. Just a few miles down the road we actually saw a few and it was so neat to know a bit about them.

Whitney Alexander

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Amazing centre. They're doing excellent work and deserve your support. The host was excellent, informative and very friendly.  Such passion for a worth cause. Please give a visit if you're passing through. 

J. Treanor

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Family Friendly Old Irish Goat Centre
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 Shop

 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! 

Visit Highlights: 

• 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. 


Call to Book: +353 98 63636

Email: [email protected]


 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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