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Kerry Bog Village Museum

Ring of Kerry Road, Glenbeigh, Ireland
066-976-9184
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Ranked #5 of 7 attractions in Glenbeigh
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Ancient Ruins
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is just a small museum of a bog village but it was quite quaint and gave a wonderful insight as to how the various positions of people were reflected in their homes. It also gave a good insight as to how the houses were built and with what. All in all an interesting little museums'

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Missoula, Montana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We made a stop at this old village and found that it gives you a great feel of what it must have been like back in the day. Cool history of the area in using the mud bogs to make a type of fuel they used to heat with and cook with . My favorite part of it though was... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This small recreation of a village illustrates very well how the life of the people in the area would had been a long time ago. If you have no time to stop in Bunratty which is similar but much bigger, don't miss the opportunity to see this one. You can also go to the pub beside it. Its very friendly... More

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Mississippi
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53 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our tour stopped here as we traveled on the Ring of Kerry, and I'm glad it did. Although they're recreated, the bog houses give you a feel for what it must have been like to live, work, and die in an original bog village. My wife and I took tons of pictures, and I also took a short video of... More

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dublin
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21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

and as a place to pas an hour on a wet day. The village is small, well laid out and the person taking tickets on the entrance gate was friendly and helpful. However the information available is limited, and the lady in the gift shop was not very friendly to us although she had been to the American visitors just... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was our first stop on the peninsula tour. We enjoyed seeing how villagers lived back in the day. Also, it was interesting to see the Irish Wolf Hound and Kerry Bog Pony conservations.

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McAllen, TX
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6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

An unplanned stop brought us to Bog Village which contained several cottages, a gypsy caravan, a blacksmith shop and the smell of burning peat. Lovely chance for close-up photos of Irish cottages. The bog ponies were interesting, too. Don't know that I would make Bog Village my destination for the day but it certainly was interesting enough for the low... More

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Fairport, N.Y.
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113 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited on a recommendation from a guide book. Not a stellar choice. There were a few tired looking displays in well preserved/refurbished houses and workshops. Though there were few animals, no docents. Upside was that the gathering of these structures, and the relating of country and/or peasant Irish life (my God, it was hard) in long ago days, was... More

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Flint, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stopped at the village on the Ring of Kerry tour. What an experience. Very reasonable price to enter at 5 euros and after you have toured the village and learned its history you can pop into the Red Fox Inn for your Irish Coffee which has 50cents off with the coupon from the bog village. If you are in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a very good replica of a village from the 18/19C. The layout is small and easy to walk. There are live ponies and dogs to see as well. The adjoining Inn has food, shopping and Irish Coffee, which is 50C off with coupon from the bog village. Very interesting to see the peat cutters and old implements

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