Arts, culture and heritage in Boorowa
Follow the Shamrock Trails map and you'll uncover Boorowa's history and heritage. Take a leisurely drive around the countryside towards Young and you'll discover interesting villages, orchards and boutique wineries.
This small country town set in fertile tablelands north of Canberra stages an annual spectacle known as the Running of the Sheep. Part of the annual Irish Woolfest, this event celebrates Boorowa's colourful Irish heritage and its rich pastoral history. While the Running of the Sheep is the major draw card for visitors, there's also lots of fun with a street parade, Irish singers and dancers, pipe bands and hot air ballooning.
Other highlights of Boorowa include the beautiful stained glass windows at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church and viewing endangered native bird species at the local aviary. Enjoy a relaxing picnic on the shores of nearby Wyangala Dam.
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Boorowa Old Court House Building
Irish Woolfest featuring the Running of the Sheep
Boorowa War Memorial
The Boorowa Hotel. Image credit: Holly Bradford; Capital Country Tourism
Glenara Gallery within a heritage building in Boorowa. Image credit: Holly Bradford; Capital Country Tourism
Paddocks in Boorowa. Image credit: Holly Bradford; Capital Country Tourism