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Kerry Bog Village Museum

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Very interesting village museum of 18th/19th century bog dwellers....

We love history, especially of things we never learned in U.S. schools, so this museum of an 18th/19th century village in the bog country of County Kerry, Ireland, was our "cup o... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Magnolia, Tx.
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Magnolia, Tx.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love history, especially of things we never learned in U.S. schools, so this museum of an 18th/19th century village in the bog country of County Kerry, Ireland, was our "cup o' tea". Laid out very well with lots of information, best to visit when the weather is good since there is outdoor walking from 1 structure to the next.... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here as part of an organised coach trip and although some people think half an hour is enough I would rather have had longer so I could really be mentally taken back and experience the devastating effects the potato famine had on the people of Ireland all those years ago!! There are reconstructed cottages of all levels of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop on the ring of Kerry, and how cute it was! Cheap admission, and lots of information on local culture! Kids would love this place, and I thoroughly enjoyed how well it was recreated. There was an amazing receptionist at the desk! She was young and I think she was blonde- but she stood out amongst... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The care and detail given to the construction of this "living" museum is an eye-opening experience. I'd heard of the Potato Famine but information within the village really brought home how utterly devastating it was. The thatched cottages & blacksmiths' forge are furnished with so many items of this era that, although the time given for seeing it all is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Start with a drink in The Fox especially an Irish coffee and drink in the atmosphere. Then visit the Bog House Museum (entry fee extra). Various houses set out like it was almost those years ago plus farm equipment, live horses and Wolfhound. Visit the shop for soverniers.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Fairly decent replica village depicting bog life of the past. Times were tough indeed. Sad story about the need to burn bog for fuel. The Irish have endured a lot to get where they are today. Impressive story. Well done and worth a quick visit.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This stop took just about 30 mins. Some reconstructed huts with signage explaining them. Good stop for children especially with ponies and Irish Wolfhounds.

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Newcastle West, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Always a good stop. Staff are very friendly, the Irish coffees are very good and the Bog Village is very interesting. Not only is it a good stop for Irish coffees, Baileys coffees or any other type of coffee, they also offer a great insight into Ireland as it used to be. It is very educational and a great place... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Not really an "attraction" - more a reconstruction of some of the everyday features of the hard lives our Irish ancestors endured. Beautifully simple, engaging and interesting. My wife and I learned so much here. Not to be missed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We hadn’t planned on stopping at the village but saw all the coaches there and thought it would be worth a visit. The beautiful old Village is well laid out and the booklet you are given provides you with all the information. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the old houses and the stories around them, not only for children for older... More 

Thank Maureen S

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