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Kerry Bog Village Museum

Address: Ring of Kerry Road, Glenbeigh, Ireland
Phone Number: 066-976-9184
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Glenbeigh
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stopped here based on trip advisor reviews and I would say this was the only thing I was dissapointed with on the Ring of Kerry. The "village" is a mock up of what an early Irish village would look like in famine times. It reminds me most of a petting zoo - they have their Irish wolfhounds in a... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stopped here on our ring of Kerry tour , it was good to see some of the history of the hardship but literally you see every thing in five minutes , you don't have to go in but will have to wait on the bus . We spent more time in the pub attached having an expensive Irish coffee... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
77 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Travelling the ring of Kerry you must stop in here and check this out. It certainly is with the 5 euro admission cost. Peat bog buildings, bog bodies, all there to see. Very worthwhile

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

One of the regular stops on a coach tour but well worth the 5 euro entry fee. Various cottages showing how life used to be for those with and without money... whether you had a bedroom up top or slept along the animals!! Enjoyed on a lovely sunny morning. The Irish wolf hounds were quite friendly but the donkey tried... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

You so appreciate the hardships that the people experienced in how they lived day to day all those years ago. Even how the peat was cut and stored, really worth the entry money and only allowed 30 minutes here on route with coach trip around the Ring of Kerry for myself would have liked a little extra time of 15... More 

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torrance
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This 18th and 19th century village shows how they lived, worked in the bogs. There is the Turf Cutters Dwelling, the Old Forge, Stable Dwelling, and Laborer's Cottage along with other buildings, stables and pastures. Each has furnishings of the period so you can picture how people lived and worked back then. Check our the Irish Wolfhound and small Irish... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

OK so this isn't the largest museum you'll visit but at only 5 Euros each to get in it worth it in my eyes. It shows you how the people of Kerry use to live and just how lucky we are to live in this day & age. This is one of the stops on the coach trips around the... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was a 30 minutes well spent whilst driving the Ring of Kerry. The information boards were useful but it would have been a lot better with a guide.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Painting was going on while we visited! Shop closed! No apologies - just took our money! It all needed tidied up!

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Loved it. Finding out the history was amazing and seeing the different animals and the Kerry Bog Ponies are beautiful. Very well maintained and very informative. Never knew anything about it before and now feel a greater depth of knowledge and pride in our history!

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