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Deserted Village

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Guided Walk very interesting indeed

I would highly recommend the guided walking tour of The Deserted Village by Gerard Mangan. It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary L
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Stanley, United Kingdom
Interesting.

Amazing that you can just wander at your leisure around the ruins of this once rather large village... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
justjans
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Traralgon, Australia
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Slievemore Road, Achill Island, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend the guided walking tour of The Deserted Village by Gerard Mangan. It was very interesting and informative - such a shame that work isn’t being carried out to protect this site.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mary L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing that you can just wander at your leisure around the ruins of this once rather large village for free. The remains of the homes seem to be home now to the numerous ewes and lambs also wandering around too. So much sad history will...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank justjans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pulled up and got out of our car, only to be greeted by a very friendly sheep dog. Our new friend set off in front of us and led us to one of the cottages, after a few minutes it was obvious he wanted us...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank IanBetty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be honest there are many deserted villages scattered throughout Ireland and Scotland. They reflect the hard times experienced by people trying to extract a living from a harsh unforgiving landscape and for whom the experience proved too much, or as a result of famine...More

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

Take some time to visit the Deserted Village of Slievemore where you'll find the remains of summer "booley" homes, places where people lived in the summer to farm and allow their animals to graze before moving onto winter homes. In more recent times, it was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting historical spot. Unspoilt by trappings of consumerism, just pull up and stroll around to take a look

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tonygosullivan
Reviewed March 15, 2019

I drove by the other day, because this place was mentioned in my travel book. Nothing special to me = you’ll see fragments of houses and you could imagine, that this used to be a village. While walking there be aware of water in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bobx77
Reviewed March 13, 2019

We were in Achill on a cold, windy/rainy day. It was the type of day where you want to see things, but aren't sure you want to get out of the car. We had driven up to the Village, but weren't sure if we'd get...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

Climbing up to the deserted village is a great activity in itself, but to see the houses and picture how they would have looked when occupied by the people who lived there, and what a booley house looked like is a great kind of history...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank abraham192018
Reviewed January 14, 2019

This walk is beautiful and it also is signposted with the history of the famine and what happened to the community there. It is truly and breathtaking walk with views of the sea and mountains that just give you a wonderful sense of calm. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Debra D
July 30, 2017|
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Response from Kubier | Reviewed this property |
Hello Debra, when you stay at keel, it is well signposted. It´s easy to get there. Depending on the weather, bring wellies with you. Might get a bit muddy when it´s raining. Parking place (free) at the cemetery.
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