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Glencolmcille Folk Village

Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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Small but perfectly formed

This was one of those places where a lot is packed into a small space. Each of the cottages was... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
Donn H
Melbourne, Australia
A good insight into local history

This is an interesting attraction, demonstrating the history of the local area. The exhibit is well... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Katie G
Dublin, Ireland
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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 16 December 2016

This was one of those places where a lot is packed into a small space. Each of the cottages was full of artefacts and information and gave a great insight into life in the past. While we were there a group of schoolchildren were there...More

2  Thank Donn H
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting attraction, demonstrating the history of the local area. The exhibit is well kept and full of information. A guide book is provided to allow you to read about each display as you walk through the old village. Definitely worth a visit...More

2  Thank Katie G
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The Glencolmcille Folk village is a great insight of how families have lived and worked over the generations. A great testament to the area. Plenty of artefacts, posters, literature and projected images & videos. As a bonus the is the ever present gift shop and...More

2  Thank olibot
Reviewed 19 October 2016

While travelling around Ireland we liked to learn about the history of the various places and the Folk Village provided a great view into the past. The cottages were well presented and very informative. The school house reminded me of my early child hood in...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It was a bit hard to find as there are not enough signs and its very easy to get lost in the rural roads but once we got there it was lovely. A few houses on a small land which made it very compact but...More

Thank globtr
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Glencolmcille Folk Village consists of approximately 7 buildings that show the evolution of buildings in Donegal County over the past 250 years or so. And in doing so, you learn about the people who would have lived or worked or gone to school in the...More

Thank Zanna456
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The folk village is well worth a visit,it has a mixture of very old original building's and some newly purpose built,you get a real feel of what it must of been like living in a very old remote village in north west Ireland during different...More

1  Thank summer17669
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Have to admit myself and my girlfriend didn't walk round the little village but we seen it from outside and went into the little tourist shop. What we went for was to see the map of Ireland on the wall must be at least 12ft...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 25 September 2016

So very enjoyable to see different periods of history right in front of you. The artifacts are all real as you could see by touching them--but don't you dare. They are much to rare, delicate and authentic. We enjoyed each different cabin, marking the various...More

Thank loon4u
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Was heading to Killybegs area and was told about here, so decided to visit. Well worth it, looking in and out of the thatched cottages set about how they used to be. Cost 5euros to get in. Definetely an enjoyable visit. Set in lovely scenery...More

Thank Tarry11
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Lily D
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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|
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Yes, Dogs are welcome☺
25 March 2016|
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