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Glencolmcille Folk Village

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Address: Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 74 973 0017
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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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Get a glimpse at life in Donegal at this local museum. Cottages show life in the early 1700s, 1800s, 1900s and there is also a school building and a fisherman's cottage. A good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
Frank L
Savannah, Georgia, United States
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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Get a glimpse at life in Donegal at this local museum. Cottages show life in the early 1700s, 1800s, 1900s and there is also a school building and a fisherman's cottage. A good gift shop and a restaurant serving excellent soups and fresh bread.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A lovely place to spend an afternoon- also near a nice walk to a beach as well as other walks in the area. The village is exceptional to visit and well worth the cost of the guided tour. Plenty for children about school age. Very interesting regards history of Ireland

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We had such a fun day visiting the cottages and then the girls discovered the fairy doors in the garden. Perfect timing as the sun came out and we spent a fun few hours exploring all the fairy doors, nooks and crannies. Perfect day!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We loved looking round the little cottages which were all laid out as they would have been in various times in the past- full of interesting artefacts. The guide was a local and brought it all to life and we left with a better understanding of rural history in Ireland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Went on a drizzly, windy, wet day in August but even the weather could not dampen the genuine enthusiasm of our great young tour guide or the spirit of the inspirational Fr O'Dwyer that lives on in this great historical attraction of Ireland. Miraculously the children aged 13, 11 and 8 did not moan at all! The cafe was good... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

A very interesting place to see and get some knowledge of how the Irish people lived in the past. Hard times for them all. We don't know we are born these days. Try the home made soup in the café you will not be disappointed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Enjoyed a good tour from Kevin. He gave us a great insight into life in the area in times past. We arrived and bought tickets for the tour which was delayed because they were waiting for a bus to turn up. We had to wait about 20 mins for the tour to start but were glad we waited because without... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

So happy to find dwellings that remind us of the past. They're perfectly preserved with plenty of furniture and accessories. A complete village. Worth visit.

Thank toomuchfunnow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Located along a beautiful beach and country road which leads to other breathtaking places. A great place to stop for beautiful gifts to bring back home.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a visit to a typical folk village with accompanying video. You are brought back in time to see how the idea was put inplace to try keep local people in employment there, way back in the 50's. Lots of memorabilia on show and the surrounding beach / picnic area are a further attraction. There is a Tea Room... More 

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