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Glencolmcille Folk Village

Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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A really good experience for the family. We were shown 3 houses, one from the 1700s, one from the... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
York, United Kingdom
via mobile
An Enlightening Experience

We arrived at the Glencolmcille Folk Village on a Sunday. It was our second visit in 7 years. We... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Kate L
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

A really good experience for the family. We were shown 3 houses, one from the 1700s, one from the 1800s and one from the 1900s. There is also a vintage pub/grocery store and school house. The tour guide was a young man, quite good, but...More

Thank McGoverner
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We arrived at the Glencolmcille Folk Village on a Sunday. It was our second visit in 7 years. We went back again because we loved it the first time around & it seemed to call us back. We had the most amazing good fortune of...More

2  Thank Kate L
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

There was lovely scenery, tour guide was very good. A nice booklet about the village and a audio visual. Small but authentic and informing. Reasonably priced

Thank AdventureKidz
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

These are a cluster of cottages dating from the 1700's, 1800's and 1900's. It is very interest to see how humbly people lived, their tools and way of life, and the change over time, and to see the pub and village school. I recommend joining...More

Thank Amar K
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is a beautiful location on the coast of Donegal. The drive there was so pretty it was well worth the long drive. The village is a lesson on Irish history. You can take the guided tour or do the tour on your own. There...More

Thank OKCBammy
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I and some family members went on a day trip, with this being our first stop after travelling about 60 miles.This is an excellent example of a traditional folk village with very well preserved examples of the types of accommodation that would have been prevalent...More

1  Thank Henry H
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for such a fine comment on our special wee museum and for you lovely feedback regarding myself and our tour guide David. I hope you get a chance to visit us again. Margaret.

Reviewed 23 June 2017

If you're curious to see the way life in Donegal was 50 (and 50+) years ago, this museum is so worth a visit. It's a point of great pride for the village - by the admission of the museum itself - as it tells their...More

Thank lizziemcmizzie
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you so much, all the best.

Reviewed 18 June 2017

The village takes you back in time to see how people lived or should one say in years gone by. The short intro film outlines the goals an achievements of Father James McDyer who work was to keep together the people of the village and...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Don't underestimate the folksy crafts and souvenir's. Many of the places we found later in our travels were more expensive. Neat little example of Irish Country life. Large buses of pensioners often fill the lot.

Thank Otulu
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely drive or a challenging bike ride to this historic village, through open rolling bog land dotted by sheep. The self guided tour was inexpensive and interesting. The short video about Father James McDyer and his life's work to bring a better life...More

Thank Naomi M
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Lily D
14 September 2017|
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Response from Kate L | Reviewed this property |
I, too, looked this up and I found: From 01 Oct till 31st Oct approx Mon - Sat 11 am - 4:30 pm Sunday 12 noon - 4:30 pm **End of October, ring in advance to clarify exact date of closure I hope this has been helpful...its... More
Timothy S
31 March 2016|
Response from Patsyb2b | Property representative |
Yes, Dogs are welcome☺
25 March 2016|
Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know