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Kerry Bog Village Museum

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Address: Glenbeigh, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 66 976 9184 to 00353
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A time capsule of Irish history

Start with a drink in The Fox especially an Irish coffee and drink in the atmosphere. Then visit the Bog House Museum (entry fee extra). Various houses set out like it was almost... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first stop on the ring of Kerry, and how cute it was! Cheap admission, and lots of information on local culture! Kids would love this place, and I thoroughly enjoyed how well it was recreated. There was an amazing receptionist at the desk! She was young and I think she was blonde- but she stood out amongst... More 

Thank Mary T
St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The care and detail given to the construction of this "living" museum is an eye-opening experience. I'd heard of the Potato Famine but information within the village really brought home how utterly devastating it was. The thatched cottages & blacksmiths' forge are furnished with so many items of this era that, although the time given for seeing it all is... More 

Thank j0j00605
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Start with a drink in The Fox especially an Irish coffee and drink in the atmosphere. Then visit the Bog House Museum (entry fee extra). Various houses set out like it was almost those years ago plus farm equipment, live horses and Wolfhound. Visit the shop for soverniers.

Thank holidayhuntz
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fairly decent replica village depicting bog life of the past. Times were tough indeed. Sad story about the need to burn bog for fuel. The Irish have endured a lot to get where they are today. Impressive story. Well done and worth a quick visit.

Thank TAMAN1951
Hamilton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This stop took just about 30 mins. Some reconstructed huts with signage explaining them. Good stop for children especially with ponies and Irish Wolfhounds.

Thank Nancy J
Newcastle West, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a good stop. Staff are very friendly, the Irish coffees are very good and the Bog Village is very interesting. Not only is it a good stop for Irish coffees, Baileys coffees or any other type of coffee, they also offer a great insight into Ireland as it used to be. It is very educational and a great place... More 

Thank Seoirse Ó
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not really an "attraction" - more a reconstruction of some of the everyday features of the hard lives our Irish ancestors endured. Beautifully simple, engaging and interesting. My wife and I learned so much here. Not to be missed.

Thank Ray B
Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We hadn’t planned on stopping at the village but saw all the coaches there and thought it would be worth a visit. The beautiful old Village is well laid out and the booklet you are given provides you with all the information. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the old houses and the stories around them, not only for children for older... More 

Thank Maureen S
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We didn't mean to stop in but the site drew our attention as we drove by, and we are really glad we did! For a very decent price of €6 you can see houses built in the traditional architecture and size for all the social classes found in an Irish village of old. The houses are furnished with typical furnishings... More 

Thank Anni U
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

its a bit ramshackled, does have some interesting stuff, some sad very old Irish wolfhounds chilling out and some chickens and pony's. its def popular with all the coaches that come along there as it is part of the pub the Red Fox. There is not a lot to say really, fills 40 mins of your time i guess

Thank DeniM2

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