Glencolmcille Folk Village

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Glencolmcille Folk Village
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A replica of a coastal thatched cottage village that offers a glimpse at life as it was lived in Glencolmcille in past centuries.We will teach you a couple of phrases in Gaelic.Our Amenities includes 6 thatched cottages with original artifacts depicting different era's.a Craft shop which promotes a big range of local crafts.Our Tea House has a variety of Home Baked Goods,Soup,Sandwiches,Paninis,Irish Coffees etc.We are located at a beautiful beach with stunning views of the wild atlantic.We hope to re-open our much loved Nature walk at the back of The Folk Village later this year.Call in for a mug of Tae the Kettle is always on.
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niajam
Kilkenny50 contributions
A little Gem of History!
Sep 2021
Such a beautiful walk back in time. The folk village is not huge but it is definitely worth a visit as the history of the village and the area is really interesting and inspiring. There are great examples of the different kind of homes and businesses that would have been found in Donegal in different time. The staff are really lovely and full of information. The craft shop and cafe/restaurant are also definitely worth a look around and a sit down. We had a lovely stroll through the craft shop and then a lovely slice of homemade apple tart with fresh cream and a cup of tea. This little gem is definitely worth a visit. The day we were there the weather wasn't great but it didn't put a damper on our little visit.
Written September 28, 2021
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richard w
King's Lynn, UK99 contributions
Great value for money
Sep 2021
A gem of a find! Superb opportunity to see a selection of properties as they were way back in time. A schoolhouse, shop, bar, fishermans cottage, etc about 7 properties, complete with all furniture artifacts etc that would have been there. Well worth a visit, and then walk 50 yds or so down the lane from the car park, and what a view of the bay and beach. Take your trunks and bikinis, and take a swim, super beach really kinda quiet.
Written September 16, 2021
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Abbeywoodgirl
london32 contributions
Lovely little find in Beautiful Donegal
Aug 2021
We had a lovely couple of hours here on our little drive around Donegal! The Beach is just amazing - you'll be hard pushed to find better although it is Donegal so there is every likelihood!!! The Folk village is great, its lovely to learn about how people lived years ago and how much things have changed. The tea rooms are so nice with lovely snacks and cakes to keep you going.
Overall I would highly recommend taking time out to visit but take your time and enjoy the wonders of the most beautiful and scenic county in Ireland - controversial maybe but counties like Kerry, Clare and Galway get all the recognition and it is deserved but my goodness Donegal is the gem as far as I am concerned.
(PS I am not from Donegal just in case you think I am biased :) This was really my first time travelling around it - I just love the place!!
Written September 2, 2021
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helenferris2016
Enniskillen, UK7 contributions
Good
Aug 2021 • Friends
Nice place to spend an hour, lovely tea and apple pie. Well worth a visit .very interesting exhibits
Written September 1, 2021
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dsrob26
Galway, Ireland154 contributions
Chance to Relive the Past!
Aug 2021
This is a folk village that is really dedicated to the work of Fr. James Mc Dwyerin the area. There are a series of cottages replicating life in the area in the 1700's up to the 1900's. There is even a village school and this is well worth a visit especially by the younger generations of today.

Some modifications were made we felt to comply with Covid restrictions there were no demonstractios of weaving etc ongoing but the visit was still most informative. There is an Audiovisual presentation that one can view and gain an insight into the life of the people.

The walk above the cottages is well worthwhile and you do gain spectacular views of the Glen Head. The beach seemed to be a popular walking spot. Do also check out the Stone Map of Ireland that is located in the Car Park.

There is a Tea House on site. We enjoyed coffee and scones. The Bathrooms were good and Covid rules werer adhered to.

Go enjoy!
Written August 23, 2021
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pmk21710
County Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Well worth a visit!
Aug 2021 • Friends
Compact, but really interesting folk park, well worth a visit, as part of the south-west Donegal loop - and a good place to stop after a walk along the gorgeous strand at Malinbeg. A series of beautiful thatched cottages, each presented with the furniture & fittings of a particular era. For my mother & her sisters, the cottage from the mid-1900s brought back welcome memories of their own childhood. Schoolhouse highlights the importance of a local priest, in the 1950s-80s in developing and supporting this remote community. Extremely friendly and helpful staff, happy to engage in Irish. Simple coffee shop - serving great soup and brown bread, a decent-sized pot of tea and ice cream wafers!! Covid-wise, some very welcome covered outdoor seating areas.
Written August 12, 2021
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Annie
Belfast, UK79 contributions
Lovely Visit
Jul 2021 • Couples
Lovely wee place, smaller than expected but really informative and a lovely pleasant wee tour. Houses are lovely and really authentic. Will return when the weather is better. Well worth a visit.
Written July 28, 2021
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Gavin L
3 contributions
A slive of history
Jun 2021
A fascinating and informative place, with friendly and helpful guides. And a perfect soup to finish the visit.
Written June 3, 2021
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Pola R
4 contributions
Great activity for a rainy day
Aug 2020 • Couples
A great indoor activity for a rainy day. The well preserved cottages gave a fascinating insight into old rural life in Ireland. The videos that played on the projectors were particularly informative. We then stopped off at the cafe for some homemade soup and sandwiches followed by Irish coffee and apple pie. The cafe was very affordable and the portions filling. Great day out overall.
Written August 26, 2020
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sylvia642016
Ireland65 contributions
Enjoyable hour
Aug 2020 • Couples
Lovely way to spend an hour, pottering around in this little folk village. Very well done and nice atmosphere. There's also a tearoom in which to enjoy a coffee and cake in.
Written August 25, 2020
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