Kerry Bog Village Museum

Kerry Bog Village Museum, Glenbeigh: Address, Phone Number, Kerry Bog Village Museum Reviews: 4/5

Kerry Bog Village Museum
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Linda F
Liverpool, UK151 contributions
Coach Holiday part of day out.
Oct 2021
Very interesting place to visit. Lots of historical information to gain from this visit. Well kept and maintained Bog Village. The smell of the peat burning on the open fire in the farrier/smithy house is lovely. The 2 Irish Wolfhounds who were in their own pen are massive.
Written 28 October 2021
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pattelbert
Alexandria, VA169 contributions
Worth the visit!
Oct 2021 • Friends
Interesting and informative look at what daily life may have been like for the typical Irish family in the 18th/19th century. I was fascinated to see how the ceilings/roofs were two sides of a whole.

It certainly makes one appreciate one's creature comforts!
Written 12 October 2021
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Jacob O
2 contributions
So much potential
Oct 2021
Was excited to visit this place, as i have an interest in folk museums and the buildings looked very interesting. On arrival, the entrance booth was unmanned and we were directed to a nearby pub to pay the entrance fee of 5Euro each. We then wondered around the museum, which was entirely unmanned, and which seemed half-way between museum and closed events venue. For example, there was a random modern bar in the middle of the museum (which was shut). There were numerous places to 'view animals', but absolutely no animals were there (not even hens?!). The interpretation was tired and random, including the ubiquitous not-quite-realistic mannequins.
The whole place has so much potential, compare with other folk museums in Ireland such as the Ulster Folk Museum, or Cregneash in the Isle of Man... Similar buildings and history, but so much more professionally handled. It is in a beautiful location, and could be a major museum, but it felt more like a sideshow to the pub, like it couldn't work out if it were museum or closed events space. No fires going, no animals, no human interpreters.
We arrived at about 4pm, so maybe it was closing up for the day, but it was advertised as staying open until 6pm.
Written 5 October 2021
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Sean Small
Meigh, UK1 contribution
Brilliant
Aug 2021 • Family
Great insight into what life was like during the Irish famine. Would 100% recommend giving it a visit
Written 17 August 2021
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Cat P
3 contributions
Great visit
Jun 2021 • Couples
Fantastic place to learn about the cultural relationship between irish communities and bogs. We could also visit with our dog.
Written 13 June 2021
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Tom Loomis
Blackwood, NJ40 contributions
Great Irish hosts.
Mar 2020 • Friends
Such a great walk through history. Owner and workers were so welcoming and helpful. Great displays, Irish coffee was delicious and the gift shop was great.
Written 31 May 2020
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The tiny traveller
Ireland116 contributions
Well worth it!
Dec 2019 • Couples
This was such a lovely find! It costs only €5 to get in and is well worth the price. A really great insight into what Irish life was like. Also the wolfhounds were absolutely beautiful! The owner let them out so we could play with them - they’re well cared for and so friendly! The owner was lovely also. Definitely worth the stop!
Written 1 December 2019
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suntan47
Chelmsford, UK838 contributions
Coffee stop
Oct 2019
Visited as part of a tour group, this was an optional extra . Not really interested in going in but glad we did . Interesting little houses that showed how life would have been . Lovely to see the Irish Wolfhounds ......they were friendly and really a joy to interact with.
Nice shop too. Coffee etc available at The Red Fox Inn.
Written 4 November 2019
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katherine o Sullivan
9 contributions
Leisure
Oct 2019 • Couples
Great place really enjoyed the visit . Got some great pics and lady at desk was so helpful and recommended other attractions to us.
Written 29 October 2019
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Kirkcaldylad
North Lanarkshire, UK1,703 contributions
Interesting recreated pastiche of bog village life
Sep 2019
The houses are pastiche and not original but do give a sanitized version of Irish village life about the time of the Famine. Children, dressed accordingly but not starving, entertain for pocket money. And the next door pub is worth just popping into and you can get a discounted Irish Coffee with your museum ticket, I think.
Written 16 October 2019
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