Visitor Centre

Old Irish Goat Centre
Discover Ireland’s Newest Native Rare Breed – The Old Irish Goat

Join us on a journey to rediscover the rich history & unique heritage of the Old Irish Goat in the last remaining stronghold of the Old Irish Goat – 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 the story of the discovery of the Old Irish Goats in Mulranny and the community who rallied to save them from extinction

Learn about their journey through history, 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/Irish Famine & their unexpected heroism in today’s modern challenges! The Old Irish Goat Centre will appeal to the culturally curious, and lovers of the Irish landscape and its fauna! It’s an experience you won’t forget!

The Old Irish Goat Centre is open 7 Days a Week  from 11am – 5pm  

Attractions:    • Old Irish Goat Museum  •  Old Irish Goat Shop  •  Old Irish Goat Garden • Old Irish Goat Documentary (11 mins)

Suitable for All Ages – No Entry Fee – Wheelchair Accessible – Parking Available – Bike Rack – 

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 Climbing • Cycle the Greenway  • Visit the Mulranny Causeway  • Visit Mulranny Beach • Watch the Sunrise over Croagh Patrick • Visit Ballycroy Visitor Centre • Enjoy Mayo Dark Skies 

Directions: Located on the N59 as you approach the village of Mulranny.  Look for the directional signs (pictured below). Staffed by a committed group of volunteers the Old Irish Goat Gift Shop provides the running costs for the visitors centre and animal husbandry care for the goats.Read more about the Old Irish Goat Centre here

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

Google Review

This place is a fantastic stop. The craft shop is gorgeous with lovely local high quality crafts. If you have any fans of goats - this place is perfect. The had baby kid goats in the front paddock which were adorable. The staff was a fantastic gentleman who gave information about the area and the Old Irish Goat which is a native breed of goat. This is a worthwhile stop which you won’t regret.

Ciara R

Google Review

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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