Musaem Chorca Dhuibhne
Musaem Chorca Dhuibhne
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A small museum with displays on the geology, archaeology and history of the Dingle Peninsula, as well as changing temporary exhibitions. With artefacts on loan from the National Museum of Ireland, as well as those sourced locally, this is where you will get a good idea of how people lived in the area from the time of the first known settlers in the late Mesolithic. The museum text is displayed in Irish (Gaelic) and English, and translations are also available in German, French, Polish and Norwegian. The museum has been involved in the Museum Standards for Ireland Programme (MSPI), managed by the Heritage Council, and is a Fully Accredited Museum. Interactive touch-screen displays are available on topics of the Irish Language (learn a few words!), Ogham stones (with fun games included) and the Early Medieval Period - with so many sites from that time to be found in the area. The café/bookstore has many book choices for those learning Irish, and for children
Duration: < 1 hour
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liamglasnevin
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is a good stop on the Slea Head drive. Takes 30mins to have a look around. Good insight into the local area and also great Ogham Stones to be seen. Nice little gift and book shop too
Written 10 August 2019
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Cavan007
Cavan4,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
We came here after picking up a brochure at our B&B, plenty of curious artifacts to explain the local history going back thousands of years. Particularly of interest were the ogham stones with their ancient form of writing obviously common to this particular area. Movie location for the film Ryans Daughter and a fibreglass standing stone film prop on the front lawn, very interesting and worthwhile visit.
Written 23 August 2018
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pat g
Spring Lake, NJ101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
As I’m interested in Standing Stones, I really really loved walking in this charming museum where Irish is the main language . Many Irish books for sake in the cafe.
Loads of interesting artifacts .
Wish I had stopped in the cafe for tea!
Written 13 August 2018
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JudyKL88
Killarney, Ireland29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
Brilliant museum with cafe. Its so full of history, so easy to read and enjoy. The kids loved it also. Could do with some background music perhaps? Blink and you'd miss it though driving through the town! I would recommend you stop and enjoy iy.
Written 6 May 2018
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JAA_MK
Milton Keynes, UK423 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
this delightful museum gives one an insight into the history of the dingle peninsula. Well worth a visit and you can have refreshments too.
Written 20 November 2016
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Ellen J
Clifton, VA108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
We enjoyed stopping here for a cuppa tea and exploring the museum's local history displays. Also available are books in Irish and small gifts.
Written 2 November 2016
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Linda M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
So much to take in but so very interesting. Love the information on the train that once took people and animals to other towns!
Written 31 August 2016
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marty c
Miami, FL19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
This little place seemed closed at first but it was just really quiet.
It offers some interesting displays about the history of the area but not necessary to spend too much time here.
Written 15 September 2015
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GregJ0
Chesterfield, MO12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
My wife and I visited the museum in late April 2015 ,after making arrangements via email ,to have someone meet us because summer hours had not started. Although small, the museum has an outstanding collection of artifacts, several on loan from Dublin museums. The exhibits are both educational,as well as, entertaining. We were primarily interested in the archeological exhibits and found them quite informative. If you are taking the Ring of Dingle drive, a stop at this quaint museum should be on your itinerary.
Written 30 May 2015
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Clare S
Chester, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
We visited mid-April when the museum would usually be closed but I emailee the curator to ask if there was any chance we could visit. She went out of her way, in my opinion, to open up the museum for my family and we were glad that she did.
The museum is small but has a lot of interesting artefacts and a lot of information about many different periods of history.
My 6-year old was captivated by the Ogham stones and spent ages writing words and sentences using this ancient writing system. Both children enjoyed the interactive games on the computer and we were told that we could take the activity sheets for local sites in case we visit them later in the week.
The highlight for me was seeing the Napoleonic canon in the entrance as it was my grandfather who found it many years ago on a local beach. It meant a lot to get a photo of my children with it!
I'd recommend this museum to anyone who finds themselves in the area as it gives a beta overview of the history of the region.
Written 14 April 2015
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