I visited Cashel Folk Village after going to Cashel Rock with my Wife and my in laws. As an Ex Pat from the UK living here in beautiful Ireland, I found this place so interesting and i believe that it should be an essential visit for school children and adults alike.
Irish history is interesting and important, it's important to keep the history of Ireland alive. I find it very interesting myself with my Wife being Irish. I feel that its important for me to know as much Irish history as possible, what shaped Ireland, where my Wife and in laws came from etc etc..
Up on gaining entrance to the Folk Village, there was an array of interesting items from Ireland and Irish history including beautiful framed photos of Cashel Rock. There was some amazing artifacts from medical and dentistry and then outside a stunning Tinkers Caravan. It was incredible to see inside it.
All around the site are interesting facts noted on boards. Not too much to overwhelm you, just enough to give you background information about the scene in front of you.
I really enjoyed seeing the Blacksmiths Forge, such an important part of Ireland communities. All the amazing tools from way back....
The only thing I have to say about this place is..... it needs maintaining. A little 'Spit and Polish' and it would be superb. Now I presume the TV's in the Famine room is for DVDs to be shown about what happened during the famine and not a household item from 1845.
On a whole, it's well worth visiting... we really enjoyed it! The memorial garden is beautiful, set inbetween some excellent, stunning thatched cottages... just brilliant.
I find the Irish to be incredibly patriotic, and so they should be.... very good people!
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