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great museum to get in touch with Irish history

I spend a couple of hours there and learned a lot about Irish history (the region), traditions... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Interesting but slightly sad

Named after Fr. McDwyer who was a local priest with a strong desire to help this depopulated... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
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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...more
Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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All reviews the cottages soup gift shop rural ireland worth a visit tea room tea house different eras hard life short video across the road step back in time home made brown bread beautiful beach enjoyable visit local crafts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spend a couple of hours there and learned a lot about Irish history (the region), traditions & typical handcrafts. The guide was excellent. (if you are a group and visiting out of season, give them a call they might be arranging a tour for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Named after Fr. McDwyer who was a local priest with a strong desire to help this depopulated community. His history and community activities are described. The village is a recreation of cottages, grocers, bars and school as they would have been in former times. He...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking time to review our little Folk Village. It means alot to us to read your lovely description of your visit to Glencolmcille Folk Village and surrounding area, go raibh maith agat Margaret

Reviewed October 5, 2018

The folk village was really nice - some interesting houses along with a school, shop etc recreated in beautiful Glencolmcille - the scenery is stunning. Worth a visit for this alone. We had tea and brack in the Tea Rooms - lovely and very reasonable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Says it all, a small group of 5 or 6 restored thatched cottages. Well filled with artefacts but there was just something lacking with the whole thing. The person taking money in the shop was devoid of interest or personality which is shocking in a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

his lovely folk village is made up of a series of Irish cottages of yesteryear and also includes a Victorian school. It was the brainchild of the local Priest, Father McDyer who conceived the idea to provide employment locally. He was also responsible for securing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

This village is well worth a visit telling a story of how country people lived over 100 years ago. I particularly liked the shop/pub.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

A visit to the Glencolmcille Folk Village is a must and replicates much of a past era when this part of Ireland suffered in many ways with much hardship for the inhabitants. But being a heardy breed the peoples survival was a priority and this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

While a little way off the beaten track this gem is worth the effort. There is an historical perspective to how people lived over time in a small village by way of visiting a number of huts built to suit the times.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarkP08
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Traditional folk village near the sea with lovely old original cottages to look at. Educational and genuinely interesting. Fairly inexpensive with a decent cafe and tearoom which you can use without paying for the museum. Located just over the road from a dramatic beach. As...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Go raibh maith agat !!Thank you for taking time to visit and write a very pleasing review for us, we are delighted you enjoyed your time in Glencolmcille, slán go foil, Margaret.

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

I have visited the folk village many times and was glad to see the area specifically for children. My son (7) loved seeing the houses and looking at the artefacts. The soup was lovely in the cafe and we bought several lovely souvenirs

Date of experience: August 2018
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September 14, 2017|
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Response from Kate L | Reviewed this property |
I, too, looked this up and I found: From 01 Oct till 31st Oct approx Mon - Sat 11 am - 4:30 pm Sunday 12 noon - 4:30 pm **End of October, ring in advance to clarify exact date of closure I hope this has been helpful...its... More
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So I'm having a hard time honing in on a realistic itinerary that hits some "must do and see" spots. My situation: traveling with somewhat aging parents (early 70s). No wheel chairs, but my mother can't go for long walks (bad back). Rambling around castle grounds etc. is totally doable, but long walking tours are out. It will be cold I gather. We also have a toddler, and only have two full days to see Donegal. My list is already too long: Guns of Dunree Military Museum, Newmills Corn and Flax...More
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I should add: we're driving, and will depart Belfast Saturday Feb 16 around 3:30 pm, and will not need to return to Belfast until Monday around 5:00 pm. Which gives us all of Sunday and nearly all of Monday to sightsee.