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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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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 NEW

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
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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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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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 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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63 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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