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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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Don't miss the tea house

The freshly made veg soup and brown bread make for a nice substantial lunch. It's always delicious -we're frequent visitors. They now make quite nice french press coffee, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 June 2016
Catherine L
Kildare, Ireland
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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The freshly made veg soup and brown bread make for a nice substantial lunch. It's always delicious -we're frequent visitors. They now make quite nice french press coffee, and their tea back is to die for. The Apple tart is no disappointment either. All food is home made. Staff are very friendly, the big communal tables and the room cosy,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This was truly a great way to learn how the people of Glencolmcille lived. The artifacts are very interesting and the people that run the village very nice and welcoming. Nice town on the west coast of Donegal. A must see.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Located on the South Western Coast of County Donegal the approaches to The Folk Village named after Father McDyer is a most Scenic Area. The location of the Village is opposite to the Small Car and Coach Park with a small Beach beyond. The Centre has a well stocked Craft/Souvenier Shop at reasonable Prices. Beyond are tea rooms providing snacks.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

A visit here provides a look at life in Ireland in a small community. Visiting is a pleasant stop and can provide some context if you are not familiar with Irish History.

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Mountain View, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

As I walked through the cottages and on the grounds, I could feel the warmth of the hearth, the kindness of the folks, and the deep history that the village holds. This was an adventure back in time of a proud and hardworking people.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Great history of the area and how things have developed. A real insight into the rural living of the people and many artifacts to look at.

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Rye, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

If you want to learn more about the history of County Donegal, then this village re-creation is perfect. The authentic buildings allow visitors to get a good sense of life in the area and of many of the hardships residents endured. In addition, the tea shop offers good food, and the store has crafts from local artists. Across the street... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is not a large village but it packs a punch above it's weight with the story it tells. Father McDyer who was sent to this parish was an amazing priest and as you read the story that is presented you cannot help being inspired by the contribution that he made here. Well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We loved Glencolmcille Folk Village, a fascinating collection of restored traditional Irish crofts and houses dating from the 17th to 19th centuries. So interesting the see the way people lived in those days and the hard lives many of them had. The setting is beautiful, amid the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way. We had a guide, which was very good as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

What a lovely setting for this village. It's so amazing it's hard to believe it's real. Please do make time to stop here if you are travelling "The wild Atlantic way". It is hard to believe that electricity only arrived in the area in the middle of the 20 C. Then at the determination of 1 man, FR McDyer. Find... More 

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