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Glencolmcille Folk Village

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Address: Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
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+353 74 973 0017
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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A replica of a coastal thatched cottage village that offers a glimpse at...

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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Was heading to Killybegs area and was told about here, so decided to visit. Well worth it, looking in and out of the thatched cottages set about how they used to be. Cost... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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Rye, United Kingdom
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Rye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Was heading to Killybegs area and was told about here, so decided to visit. Well worth it, looking in and out of the thatched cottages set about how they used to be. Cost 5euros to get in. Definetely an enjoyable visit. Set in lovely scenery as well. :)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were in a rush so did not take the time to read and watch everything. Inexpensive but not for kids. They will get bored. Should only take about an hour to see everything as it is quite small.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

While Fr McDyer faced many a challenge, he proved through his many projects, that tenacity, perseverance and a true sense of working together is most rewarding, when the end result is the betterment of people in need.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We came here to have a look at the village and enjoyed walking around surrounded by history of Donegal. It was also nice to see where the leprechauns live in Donegal. We also had the best bowl of soup we had in Donegal in the little restaurant attached to the village.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We visited expecting to see villagers demonstrating their crafts in an historical environment. However the cottages, whilst informative, appeared to be full of historical equipment. They did not give a representative view of cottage life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The sea was captivating- museum informative and the cafe offered gluten free items, I was happy and well fed.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for a cup of tea & a bite to eat while exploring the Donegal Wild Atlantic Way. It was fairly quiet as it was the end of the tourist season. Two ordered soup which was homemade & very tasty. It was served with homemade brown bread. Two ordered sweet chilli chicken paninis which came looking very lonely on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely restored cottages hiving insight on how people used to live. Great films explaining how the village was saved. Lovely tearoom freshly made food which is tasty and affordable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The arquiteture is amazing, the shop is great, too. There is a museum to visit and learn more about the place and also a small restaurante that serves an amazing soup.

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Staffordshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The folk village is set in a spectacular cove. There is a gift shop and cafe selling home made food. The cake we had was very tasty, The village is much smaller than I had anticipated but the history behind it is fascinating and each of the cottages is full of artefacts from its own particular period, Once you have... More 

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