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Glencolmcille Folk Village

Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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Quaint slice of rural farm life

It's a lovely drive or a challenging bike ride to this historic village, through open rolling bog... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Naomi M
San Francisco, California
via mobile
Brill little spot.... but I love this kind of thing

Locally supported folk village it is just lovely. Little coffee shop is plain & simple... tour is... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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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
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Locally supported folk village it is just lovely. Little coffee shop is plain & simple... tour is cute... well worth a visit

Thank glenpol
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here last summer and it is an interesting folk village. We come here every time we visit Killybegs and will be back.

Thank FamTimeFL
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is a lovely location on the coast of Donegal. There is a beach just down the hill from the folk village. The village is a marvelous Irish history lesson. Also on site is a small cafe. We had soup, brown bread, and coffee served...More

Thank bbooks17
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The former parish priest is to be commended for inspiring the local people to build and run the Folk Village as a means of teaching the area's history as well as keeping locals employed in the area. Yes, it's geared for tourists. But, it's well...More

Thank Sarah M
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you so much you feedback is much appreciated, we are delighted that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 18 May 2017

We took a picturesque drive through the valley to the folk village. It felt isolated on our visit which made you appreciate how it must have been for the locals way back in time.The buildings gave you a realistic insight on how life used to...More

Thank Christopher C
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed it, Margaret.

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely day here, with a lesson in Ireland's history situated within stunning views. Learning of the local priest and how helped the community was awe inspiring, what a wonderful man. We had lunch in the tea room and it was well priced...More

Thank Rosie131
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I visited while on my way to Londonderry because one of my ancestors came from Moy and I was curious. It's a large village south of Dungannon in Tyrone with a central square containing shops and a war memorial, overlooked by an impressive church of...More

Thank abababzzz
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This is out of the way, and a little hard to find, but worth the effort. There are several cottages demonstrating how the people lived in this region over several hundred years. There are guide books available in several languages. It is reasonably priced, at...More

Thank drjohnScottsdale
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Had a very hard time finding the Folk Village as the road to it was closed and my google maps on my phone could not find a different route.. Luckily we found another American couple driving to the village and they had gotten directions from...More

Thank Carol 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 |
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