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“A little hokey”

Cashel Folk Village
Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Cashel
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 are 1 The Great Irish Famine Museum 2 The Penal Chapel 3 The Original Tinkers Caravan, which was home to 14 children plus their parents 4 The Blacksmiths Forge 5 St. Dominics Wishing Well 6 The Entrance Museum, which is full of original artifacts/memorabilia dating from 20,000 years ago up to the 20th century. Described as A ONE/STOP/SHOP HISTORICAL MASTERCLASS in The Public Sector Magazine, this is a MUST VISIT site.
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Though this place purports to represent folk life in the area, and to some extent can educate, some of the Disney-fication of the exhibits detracts. Still, worthwhile, especially if traveling with smaller children.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Tourist trap... They call this a village but it is just a little modge podge of junk from the past thrown together and gift shop. We walked down to it and were disappointed. Waste of time.

Thank jwith2003
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

A hugely enjoyable experience, brings history to life and makes one acutely aware of the hardships, sacrifice and general daily life experienced by most of the people on this island in the last two hundred years. Although the Rock is what Cashel is known for, I found the short ten minute chat with the curator more informative than the hour long tour by the opw guides in the rock. Well done!

Thank 186605Ronan_C
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

It was very interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. All the contents of the museum were interesting to see, and our tour guide was incredibly knowlegeable about Irish history etc. We asked many questions and received lots of facts and information which was very nice. We would definitely reccomend that tourists should visit this museum.

Thank Judith A
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

After visiting the Castle, we headed to the Folk Village. Whilst this type of attraction is not something I particularly like, i.e. dummies recreating scenes, the visit can be quite informative about Irish history.

After paying your Euro's, you get a brief introduction and told how to walk around. The place is quite small and a lot has been crammed into the available space.

To be honest each section has it's merits, kids and some adults will like looking at the memorabilia, but each section also goes a bit deeper if you take the time to read the information. I did pick up a lot of history which I was not aware of.

This attraction is ideal for school kids, but adults can also get a lot out of it.

Thank HilWalker1941
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