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Glencolmcille Folk Village

Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: A replica of a coastal thatched cottage village that offers a glimpse at life as it was lived in Glencolmcille in past centuries.We will teach you a... more » Owner description: A replica of a coastal thatched cottage village that offers a glimpse at life as it was lived in Glencolmcille in past centuries.We will teach you a couple of phrases in Gaelic.Our Amenities includes 6 thatched cottages with original artifacts depicting different era's.a Craft shop which promotes a big range of local crafts.Our Tea House has a variety of Home Baked Goods,Soup,Sandwiches,Paninis,Irish Coffees etc.We are located at a beautiful beach with stunning views of the wild atlantic.We hope to re-open our much loved Nature walk at the back of The Folk Village later this year.Call in for a mug of Tae the Kettle is always on. « less
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Dundalk, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The drive to Glencolmcille from Carrick was lovely, very much like The Burren in Galway. The Folk Village & gift shop are definitely worth a visit. We had lunch in the cafe there & it was good home cooked food, veg soup, sandwiches, apple pie etc. Access to the beach is from the car park across the road from the... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Picked up my son who was attending the Oideas Gael language course nearby. Popped into the museum and could have spent hours there. Very well laid out, interesting and thought provoking exhibits. The staff in the centre were fantastic and were having great fun talking to my lad in Irish (rarer than I'd been expecting in such a Gaeltacht area... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

nice visit but i thought there would of been more to do and see, It would be better for kids to visit

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A beautiful hidden treasure in Ireland. Open air museum wich started off as a community development initiative in the 1950ths; it now gives a good idea of lhistory and iving conditions from the 18th till 20th century. Information could be more extensive; information panels leave some questions unanswered. E.g. why was the great famine mainly the result of the people's... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went here with our 9 and 12 year olds. It was somewhat interesting but not really worth going out of the way for. We did like the gift shop as it had a number of local items. We didn't love it but we were glad to contribute to the local economy. We did, however, love the area overall.

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Tralee, Ireland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

If you had not seen cottages like this before they would be great . Don't get me wrong they are good but like others around and not as good as some where you can see workers such as women baking in old way. I have to say the day we went to Glencolmcille the road was after being resurfaced between... More

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n ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The folk village is a great treat in the middle of the village of Glencolmcille, and a must stop on the road between Ardara and the cliffs. It has a great selection of houses to look around and occasionally has certain special displays also. The cafe is good also…..homemade apple tart goes down a treat…. Recommended. Don't forget to go... More

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Mullingar
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Lovely Setting Breathtaking view and interesting story of rural Ireland throughout the ages. Highly recommend!

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Friendly staff, excellent local guides fullll of history. set in an amazing location right on the atlantic coast

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Beautifully laid out folk village. A nice slice of local history. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable.

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