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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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Suimiuil go leor.

Really original map of Ireland in the car park depicting the main stone from each county in Ireland. Part of their 1916 commemoration. Interesting re-constructed houses, shop and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
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Mullingar, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Really original map of Ireland in the car park depicting the main stone from each county in Ireland. Part of their 1916 commemoration. Interesting re-constructed houses, shop and school house. Lovely fairy doors through the heritage walk adds to the interest for children. Coffee shop a little basic but very tasty food and friendly staff.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We visited this museum on a very wet day - Ireland not at its best - but the visit made our day. The Folk Village was a fantastic insight to ordinary rural life in Western Ireland over the last 300 years. There are a number of reconstructed cottages of different family uses including a school and shop cum pub -... More 

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Doncaster
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

As a family we decided to visit the Folk village. This village was the inspiration of the priest Father Mc Dwyer. It is a unique look into how Irish folk lived in their small communities many years ago. There are several different cottages and building all set up for different villages like the Priests home and the fisherman's home. There... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Love the soup in the Folk Museum always have it when we go to visit. My children beg me to go there for the soup.

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Thank Patrick F
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Visited the village on a sunny day and saw the village at its absolute best. Excellent insight into Irish history illustrated by the various 'houses'. You can walk round on your own with the free illustrated guide or join a group tour round the village. Good home cooking available in the cafe and also a gift shop carrying a good... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The man behind this Folk Village, the late Father McDyer, was in his time a popular celebrity who brought the story of this part of west Donegal to a large audience, through his many TV appearances and media profile. There is a very 'genuine' style to the cottages, school, pub and grocery store and the story behind each exhibit is... More 

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Thank Noel G
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

A good guide to Ireland's villages of the past centuries , a time capsul of how we lived long ago , worth a visit if in area.

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Thank Rory G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a must come and see. Great staff very friendly great tours and love homemade soup and brown bread. Lots to see in it from hoe the people lived before us.

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Called to the Glencolmcille Folk Village also known as Fr. McDyer's Folk Village as he was the founder of it. It was designed, built and is maintained by local people. Some beautiful landscape on route from Killybegs. The village consists of thatched houses, a school and pub all replicas of life gone by in rural villages. There is also a... More 

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dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Loved the story behind the Folk Village, how Fr. Dyer (I think thats his name) tried to bring employment into the town. The story actually gave me goosebumps. I loved all of the photos and the thatched cottages were excellent and a joy to visit.

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