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Wonderful, passionate, informative guide. An excellent experience all round that chronicles... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DIANE R
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Fascinating compilation of Irish history

The Folk Village is a large but random collection of original artefacts used during the Irish... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
NormanM007
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Cashel Folk Village/1916 Easter Rising Museum is Irelands ONLY 1916 Easter Rising/Irish War of Independence/Irish Civil War Museum COMBINED, and also Irelands ONLY 1916 Easter Rising Garden of Remembrance/Memorial Plaza COMBINED. Additional features...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful, passionate, informative guide. An excellent experience all round that chronicles Ireland’s history. Fantastic and well worth the money.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Folk Village is a large but random collection of original artefacts used during the Irish famine, the Easter rising and the Irish Civil War, together with other old bits and pieces. Bernard, who runs the place, does a brief introduction and leaves you to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear NormanM 007, many thanks for your recent review on Tripadvisor. As you rightly commented, we have indeed a fascinating compilation of Irish history....with in particular the largest Private Collection of Original Weapons, Medals, and Memorabilia relating to The Irish War of Independence, making this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly owner of this museum. Knowledgable of all elements on display. Thanks for the tip of the over night stay at the Castle, very handy. Would recommend.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This quirky little museum was full of interesting and diverse historical objects that related to Ireland in general and the area of Cashel specifically. Tableaux set up out back were informative and certainly an interesting way to experience Irish history. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear penpenjenkins, many thanks for your recent 5 star review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you obviously got great enjoyment from your recent visit, and as you correctly suggested we have an incredible array of original artifacts and memorabilia throughout the site. No doubt...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bernard's family has been the caretakers of the Rock of Cashel for three (I think he said) generations. Bernard is the real deal. He could really use some help from the government to maintain his treasure trove of Irish history, but will not accept help...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Erinvic 53, sincere thanks for your recent 5 star review on Tripadvisor, which is greatly appreciated.As you correctly stated , I do not receive any outside support from any govt. department for this museum, but as you also correctly stated I would not accept...More

Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

Well worth a visit as very informative but some of the exhibits were very, well rustic, dirty and the covering placards very weathered. The owner is very passionate about his private museum, and rightly so but we got the impression a few historic liberties were...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2019

Dear tessiet, thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor.It is very pleasing to see that you deemed us as well worth a visit due to it being very informative etc. In relation to our placards I think you would agree that all of the...More

Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

A lot of work has gone into creating and maintaining Cashel’s folk village. A short walk from the star attraction that is the Rock Of Cashel, the folk village doubles as a museum and exhibition of more recent Irish history, with heavy emphasis on the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2019

Dear ELSteveo82, sincere thanks for your recent 5 star review on Tripadvisor. You were good enough to take the time to give an excellent abbreviation of exactly what we feature inside, and while you rightly pointed out a lot of work has gone in to...More

Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

I have been to the Rock of Cashel several times and just walked by the museum. That was a mistake. Bernard is a wealth of information with historical family roots in the town and the Rock of Cashel that go back generations. The variety of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2019

Dear 605 leannk, sincere thanks for your recent 5 star review on Tripadvisor. I do hope that yourself and your sister managed to get your problem with the hired car sorted out to make your following journey stress/free. I am delighted that you both had...More

Reviewed March 11, 2019

My partner and I have just moved to Ireland from Australia and were visiting The Rock of Cashel. We thought we would go and explore the town before heading up to the rock itself. It was a decision that we did not regret! We stumbled...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2019

Dear Mickayla30, sincere appreciation for your recent 5 star review on Tripadvisor. I would like to wish both you and your partner much happiness and success on your decision to move to Ireland, and hope that living in Carlow will be a very happy and...More

Reviewed February 20, 2019

The artifacts are myriad and interesting, but the history and stories behind the objects are the amazing part--thanks to Bernard! He is so friendly and inviting, a real down to earth Irishman that made the visit to Cashel just as worthy as the Rock. Will...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2019

Dear Angela S, I am extremely thankful for your recent 5 star review on Tripadvisor. It is very gratifying to read that you found your visit Amazing.....as we do try to our utmost to ensure that the guided tour gives a comprehensive picture of the...More

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lulabell_lala
August 28, 2018|
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Response from cashelfolkvillage201 | Property representative |
Hi Lulabell, if you would like to let me know what date in October you intend to visit, I will get straight back to you with the opening hours for the date concerned. Best Regards......Bernard, at Cashel Folk Village.
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Tracey M
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Janice R | Reviewed this property |
Just checked all my travel notes. It is open 9am to 7.30pm June to Sept. and 9.30 to 5.30 march to June and 9.30 to 4.30 October through to March
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Jeannette K
April 20, 2017|
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Response from cashelfolkvillage201 | Property representative |
Dear Jeanette, we are open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. until early June, and then we are open until 7.30 p.m. Last entry is normally 45 minutes before closing, but their is no problem extending these times if... More
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