Glencolmcille Folk Village
Glencolmcille Folk Village
4.5
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
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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Four 22
London, UK44 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
What a disappointing stop off! The cottages were trying to evoke ways of life during different centuries but were very confused - information posters were part covered with furniture, things thrown into a room because at some time it might have been there - anachronisms everywhere. Some centuries saw such rapid change it would have been better to fix a time period to a decade and explain the changes. Please go to the Ulster Folk Museum to see how this can be done so much better - and pay proper tribute to the legacy left by the priest to show what Donegal was, is and can be!
The café was also a let down- instead of showcasing great local produce and baking, there were pre-packed plastic based foods. The scones were lovely , but served with prepacked butter and plastic jam. A couple of Americans looked so disappointed with their soup and sandwiches. Please please improve!
Written 12 June 2024
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niall b
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
There were 7 old cottages , a welcome one, a schoolhouse,a not-so-nice cottage, a nice quadruple bed cottage,a parlour,a fisherman’s cottage, and a pub. My favourite was straight on the parlour! It had 3 rooms,THREE! My least favourite was straight on No.3 though it may have been slightly cosy… But you cannot sleep in it as you are not allowed.🤦🏻. From Louis Breen,aged 8🧑🏻‍🦲
Written 11 May 2024
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Lisa M
Worcester, United Kingdom68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
So sweet and very family friendly. Really interesting displays and well maintained buildings. Great cafe with delicious soup and a well stocked shop with local crafts. Lovely staff. Highly recommend.
Written 12 February 2024
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan1,044 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We stopped here with our tour group. This is a representation of a rural village in Ireland. There are several buildings with thatched roofs to view that are completely furnished, such as a schoolhouse, a pub/grocer and a fisherman’s cottage to name a few. They have a café on site as well as a very nice gift shop.
Written 5 October 2023
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markusTyrone
Tyrone363 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Was a bit disappointed by this but the setting is beautiful. After visiting either the Ulster American Folk Park Omagh or the Folk Park at Cultra this is a bit of a let down in terms of the cost for what you get. Was interesting to hear the story of the local priest who helped to re-energise the area and the atrifacts on show are authentic and compelling. Don't think you are going to spend hours here as you will be around the buildings fairly quickly. Worth keeping on the road to Malin Beg for the stunning views and walk to the beach.
Written 14 August 2023
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tedkirby
Lexington, MA550 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This village had some pretty, historic thatch roof houses. Inside them represented different time periods, and also different types of houses. There was a schoolhouse, a store, and several living quarters. I found it pretty interesting. Nearby the village are some beautiful views, and you can walk to a beach, where I think people can swim. There is a museum shop here too, and bathrooms.
Written 27 June 2023
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Melissa
Tampa, FL18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This was an unplanned surprise stop that turned out to be a really cool experience! First, let me say that we’ve come to love eating veg soup and brown for lunch and have been trying it nearly everyplace we’ve stopped (we’ve been in Ireland for a month…so that’s a lot of soup 😉). Anyway, hands down, the veg soup and bread at the cafe here was fantastic!

The museum was a neat piece of history and we loved seeing the progression of ‘home-life’ throughout time in each cottage. If you love antiques you will love this place!
Written 25 June 2023
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O Purcell
107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A very interesting historical visit. The village is nicely laid out and each cottage feels like you are going back in time .
Saddened that there was no guided tour , which would have made the visit . Also the entrance fee was the same for an unguided tour as a guided one and I thought that was unfair considering they couldn’t offer a guid . That said , we all enjoyed pottering around it .
Written 3 May 2023
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Lisa M
Richboro, PA73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Absolutely loved taking a tour of the village and getting a glimpse of what life was like. The Heritage Trail provided us with beautiful views of the landscape that surrounds the village. There is a wonderful gift shop with reasonably priced items to purchase. They also have the stone map in the parking lot across the street. Great place to visit and friendly staff.
Written 14 April 2023
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christineyo
Apison, TN9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
History , of Glencolmcille ! Good depiction of how people lived . You can walk across the street to the ocean also . Gift shop , and a cafeteria.
Written 14 October 2022
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