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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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torrance
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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West Country
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37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is quiet small, and I was a little dis-appointed there were not any demos taking place, however, there are a handful of cottages to look around, that give you and insight into how people lived. The children seem to enjoy it they most, and spent an hour playing house. If you have a south west guide, and go in... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A long time ago (58years) I spent a summer in a thatch cottage very similar to the ones in the bog village and it brought back fond memories of my grandparents and a way of life that is long gone. It was a time capsule but in a slightly sanitised way, the hardship was something that cannot be simulated in... More

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Perth, Australia
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a nice stop towards the end of the clockwise trip around the ring of kerry. A number of displays from days gone buy an a reasonably interesting story of the bog.

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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