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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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Irrish History

A great location to learn about Irish Culture and history - very informative. The stone monument with rock from each of the provinces was beautiful and very impressive.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 July 2016
Norman P
Londonderry Co.Derry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

A great location to learn about Irish Culture and history - very informative. The stone monument with rock from each of the provinces was beautiful and very impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

The folk village is informative and right by the sea. The shop has lovely things on sale and has WiFi. From here, it is not far to the Pilgrim's Way across the beach and lovely views. The present day village of Glencolmcille has pubs and a small shop. For those interested in archaeology the Pilgrim's Way takes you from Megalithic... More 

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

My husband and i enjoyed our tour of the folk village. Our tour guide, Kevin, was very informative. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Authentically constructed - and the Irish Famine/18th/19th Centuries portrayed. Life as it was. Poverty re-enacted. Information/tourist Centre/cafe/toilets on site. Small admission fee. Beautiful sandy beach a short walk away - but does mean negotiating a number of concrete steps. About a few hundred yards from the Folk Village. On the coastal route from Ardara to Killybegs (R230). Recommended; worth a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

There are examples of old houses of various eras showing how people lived. The setting is atmospheric. There is a nice shop and tea room

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Pouring with rain so did the folk museum. Interesting place to consider times gone bye although I do wonder how much of mother's house I should have given to charity and the tip when I see contents of places like this. You really wouldn't want to live in places like this in these conditions that were considered good at the... More 

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

A nice visit to this folk village. We were given a look behind the scenes in the 50s, but also of earlier times in this area. My mum is disabled and this folk village was also for her passable. We can recommend this attraction!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

A nice giftshop and a tasty homemade soup in the cafe, but the village was not very interesting. But a reminder of the poverty is always very heartbreaking. If you want some fresh air there is a lovely beach/ bay nearby

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Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this review

Thank you for calling in to see us at Glencolmcille Folk Village. We are sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to our little folk village and sorry you didn't say it to us so we could have given you some more of our local culture and craic to enhance your time here. It is a community run enterprise that preserves... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We visited this quaint little village over a couple of days in the area and we really loved it. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and local history. The tea room is a must with tasty homemade soup and wheaten bread and you simply can't leave without tasting the homemade apple tart with cream. The car... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This was a great stop allowing an understanding of life in the area. It showcases the vision of Fr McDyer and how to better help the people of the area survive. Also gives some perspective about the years under British rule of no Catholic religion, Druids, Wee People, pub keepers, fishermen and thatched roofs.

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