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“A Piece of History”

Glencolmcille Folk Village
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Traveling by bicycle, I did not have much time in the village, but I was intrigued, given the history of how the village was envisioned and developed. So, I pushed my cycling pace. I am so glad I was able to go. The village spoke to me of the unimaginable hardships of the past and left an indelible memory.

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Though the village isn't anywhere near as big as the Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh, It still covers a lot of different items in the cottages from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It is well laid out, has a nice cafe/restaurant and audio visual room telling you about the history of the park and emigration in the area, very scenic across the room near the car park too. It is also cheaper than the other folk parks in ireland. A good place to take an hour or two round.

1  Thank Robbie036
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Very good replicas of times gone by. It gives a great summary of homes over the past 3 centuries. For only €4 it is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

we visited on a miserable cold day (mid may). it sleeted so hard that it looked like it had snowed. however, even the awful weather couldn't take away from it's charm. there are home cottages, a school, one cottage has a grocery/pub/cobbler all under the same roof, etc. some beautiful antiques: spinning wheel, switchboard, furniture, dishes, old farm equipment, etc.

being a lover of old architecture, old furniture, clothing, etc., it's was a most enjoyable way to spend part of a day even with less than perfect weather. loved the idea that instead of destroying these cottages, they were moved here to give people an opportunity to see the different life styles, depending on folks financial status, as it was lived in years gone by.

most enjoyable way to spend 2-3 hours...would take others to visit again. beautifully put together.

1  Thank oma14
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Amid the harsh but beautiful landscape, this little tourist attraction rests. Created to capture something of the life and times of a remote Irish village, it is a fascinating place for an hour or two. The cottages are laid out by era, and you can get a sense of how simple but hard life could be in past times.

1  Thank jenkins_2004
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