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!
Attractions: • Old Irish Goat Museum • Old Irish Goat Shop • Old Irish Goat Garden
Suitable for All Ages – No Entry Fee – Wheelchair Accessible – Parking Available – Bike Rack – The Old Irish Goat Centre is open Wed – Sun from 11am-5pm (Reopening Feb 16 2023)
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 on 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 • Sunrise over Croagh Patrick
Things to do Nearby • Visit Achill Island • Wild Nephin Park
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.
The Old Irish Goat Centre is open Wed – Sun from 11am-5pm (Reopening Feb 16 2023)
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