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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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This delightful local museum provides an insight into a way of life that, for the most part, no longer exists.

Things have changed so drastically in Ireland over the past 25 years and unfortunately, the way of life that existed in rural Ireland for centuries is rapidly disappearing. This... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 May 2012
UncleFesterFrump
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Adams, New York
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Adams, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

Things have changed so drastically in Ireland over the past 25 years and unfortunately, the way of life that existed in rural Ireland for centuries is rapidly disappearing. This museum shows how area residents used to live in the distant (and not too distant) past. The grounds features authentic thatched roof houses as well as folk art and photographs.

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Belfast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Lovely Experience - interesting to see how people lived in Ireland right up to the not-so-distant past. Very friendly staff and spectacular scenery around and about. Make sure to visit if you're in the area for the Cliffs or beaches.

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Dumfries, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

Friendly and informative staff, an intriguing view into the past. Opposite car park, and adjacent tobeach.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

This was an interesting place. I liked seeing how people used to live.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

the home made brown bread and soup was a feast-so cheap,and rounded off with an gaelic cofy-delish!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2011

My husband and I have gone to Glencolmcille every year for the past 17 years. Our favorite attraction has always been to just experience the area . If you drive as far as you can on the north side of town, and walk the rest of the way to the top of the mountain, past one of St Colmcille’s wells,... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

a great spot to include in your visit when in the area visiting Slieve league...worth a visit

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2009

The Glencolmcille Folk Village lies at almost the most westerly point in Europe! The three little cottages have been recreated to represent what the homes must have been like 100, 200 and 300 years ago. There is also a little school house and a separate museum showing video presentations and explaining the archeological history of the place. The tea house... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2009

This recreated village has three houses circa 1700, 1800, and 1900 and a local history exhibit. Very well done for such a remote place. The gift shop has quite a bit to choose from, too. I'd rather give my money to them than an overpriced place in Dublin or Galway.

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