Glencolmcille Folk Village

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Glencolmcille Folk Village
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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.
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Sabrina
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Family
We enjoyed the visit to the folk village and the different cottages. Beautiful beach across the road. Had lunch in the cafe after and it was delicious! The soup was amazing and the choice of sandwiches was great. The food was all so fresh and the staff friendly. Great prices as well! Would highly recommend to anyone!
Written 9 August 2022
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Baz B
Inverness, UK74 contributions
Solo
Visited on my own. Entry fee very fair. Gift shop a bit uninspiring with the usual tourist stuff. Didn’t use the cafe.
Well presented cottages representing different decades. The Folk Village has recently been used for filming so has additional artefacts not yet on display. I was loaned a booklet describing each cottage - I don’t know what can be done about other visitors reading aloud (loudly!) to their group, it marred my visit even though it was quiet.
Written 2 July 2022
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viajera1741
Washington DC, DC226 contributions
Solo
As other reviewers have noted, this place is not big or fancy, but it portrays the accurate and profound story of the history of this area. The visitor center sells the very reasonably priced entry tickets besides offering an array of authentic local crafts, including many woolens. The tea room sells a hearty vegetable soup and the best brown bread we’ve encountered, among other selections. The theme park includes 7 cabins containing local artifacts and detailed explanations of country life in SW Donegal over the last few centuries. There’s a short trail behind the last cabin. A short stroll beyond the car park takes you to a beautiful beach.
Written 10 May 2022
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Makevy
Paisley, UK101 contributions
Couples
A great way to understand the history of the local area. Very well kept. Nice tearoom and soup to bring back memories. The drive on the wild Atlantic way was stunning
Written 8 April 2022
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niajam
Kilkenny50 contributions
Such a beautiful walk back in time. The folk village is not huge but it is definitely worth a visit as the history of the village and the area is really interesting and inspiring. There are great examples of the different kind of homes and businesses that would have been found in Donegal in different time. The staff are really lovely and full of information. The craft shop and cafe/restaurant are also definitely worth a look around and a sit down. We had a lovely stroll through the craft shop and then a lovely slice of homemade apple tart with fresh cream and a cup of tea. This little gem is definitely worth a visit. The day we were there the weather wasn't great but it didn't put a damper on our little visit.
Written 28 September 2021
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richard w
King's Lynn, UK108 contributions
A gem of a find! Superb opportunity to see a selection of properties as they were way back in time. A schoolhouse, shop, bar, fishermans cottage, etc about 7 properties, complete with all furniture artifacts etc that would have been there. Well worth a visit, and then walk 50 yds or so down the lane from the car park, and what a view of the bay and beach. Take your trunks and bikinis, and take a swim, super beach really kinda quiet.
Written 16 September 2021
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Abbeywoodgirl
london36 contributions
We had a lovely couple of hours here on our little drive around Donegal! The Beach is just amazing - you'll be hard pushed to find better although it is Donegal so there is every likelihood!!! The Folk village is great, its lovely to learn about how people lived years ago and how much things have changed. The tea rooms are so nice with lovely snacks and cakes to keep you going.
Overall I would highly recommend taking time out to visit but take your time and enjoy the wonders of the most beautiful and scenic county in Ireland - controversial maybe but counties like Kerry, Clare and Galway get all the recognition and it is deserved but my goodness Donegal is the gem as far as I am concerned.
(PS I am not from Donegal just in case you think I am biased :) This was really my first time travelling around it - I just love the place!!
Written 2 September 2021
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helenferris2016
Enniskillen, UK7 contributions
Friends
Nice place to spend an hour, lovely tea and apple pie. Well worth a visit .very interesting exhibits
Written 1 September 2021
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dsrob26
Galway, Ireland154 contributions
This is a folk village that is really dedicated to the work of Fr. James Mc Dwyerin the area. There are a series of cottages replicating life in the area in the 1700's up to the 1900's. There is even a village school and this is well worth a visit especially by the younger generations of today.

Some modifications were made we felt to comply with Covid restrictions there were no demonstractios of weaving etc ongoing but the visit was still most informative. There is an Audiovisual presentation that one can view and gain an insight into the life of the people.

The walk above the cottages is well worthwhile and you do gain spectacular views of the Glen Head. The beach seemed to be a popular walking spot. Do also check out the Stone Map of Ireland that is located in the Car Park.

There is a Tea House on site. We enjoyed coffee and scones. The Bathrooms were good and Covid rules werer adhered to.

Go enjoy!
Written 23 August 2021
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pmk21710
County Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Friends
Compact, but really interesting folk park, well worth a visit, as part of the south-west Donegal loop - and a good place to stop after a walk along the gorgeous strand at Malinbeg. A series of beautiful thatched cottages, each presented with the furniture & fittings of a particular era. For my mother & her sisters, the cottage from the mid-1900s brought back welcome memories of their own childhood. Schoolhouse highlights the importance of a local priest, in the 1950s-80s in developing and supporting this remote community. Extremely friendly and helpful staff, happy to engage in Irish. Simple coffee shop - serving great soup and brown bread, a decent-sized pot of tea and ice cream wafers!! Covid-wise, some very welcome covered outdoor seating areas.
Written 12 August 2021
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