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Cashel Folk Village

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Address: St Dominics Street, Cashel, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 62 63601
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Cashel Folk Village/1916 Easter Rising Museum is Irelands ONLY 1916 Easter...

Cashel Folk Village/1916 Easter Rising Museum is Irelands ONLY 1916 Easter Rising/Irish War of Independence/Irish Civil War Museum COMBINED, and also Irelands ONLY 1916 Easter Rising Garden of Remembrance/Memorial Plaza COMBINED. Additional features are 1 The Great Irish Famine Museum 2 The Penal Chapel 3 The Original Tinkers Caravan, which was home to 14 children plus their parents 4 The Blacksmiths Forge 5 St. Dominics Wishing Well 6 The Entrance Museum, which is full of original artifacts/memorabilia dating from 20,000 years ago up to the 20th century. Described as A ONE/STOP/SHOP HISTORICAL MASTERCLASS in The Public Sector Magazine, this is a MUST VISIT site.

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tolk

half an hour might do it really a lot of interesting stuff ties into the rock conveniently gives you an historical and cultural insight

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

half an hour might do it really a lot of interesting stuff ties into the rock conveniently gives you an historical and cultural insight

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Clogherhead, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another place to visit while at the Rock of Cashel. Really excellent presentation and worth the visit

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear crossgarden, many thanks for your recent review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you saw fit to describe your visit as a Really Excellent Presentation, which thankfully many other visitors feel exactly the same way as you do. I see that you also very much enjoyed your visit to the Rock of Cashel and Hore Abbey. If you are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is the opposite of a slick operation. It is quaint, homely and unsophisticated. But don't let that put you off, as it is worth visiting. It provides a random but rich assortment of displays on disparate topics such as the 1840s famine, the 1916 uprising, a tinker's caravan and a penal chapel. It helped us build a picture... More 

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear John M, sincere appreciation for your recent review. I agree wholeheartedly with your view that this site would not be described as slick, as that would be the exact opposite to what we are attempting to portray. We are trying, as best we can, to create an as true/to/life as possible picture of what things were really like throughout... More 

Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stumbled on this locale while visiting the Rock. If in Cashel it is a joy to visit. The gentleman who showed us around was friendly and make the stop very interesting. Doesn't take long to visit but they crammed a lot into a small space.

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear Eugene J, many thanks for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. Iam very pleased that you enjoyed a great visit, and found it a joy and very interesting.As you rightly pointed out the overall site is by no means very large, but as we have a colossal amount of original memorabilia/exhibits/reading material on site it means... More 

Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the museum today and had a great time looking at the wide range of exhibits. As my 7 year old said as we were exploring....."it's like stepping back in time" Well worth a trip if visiting cashel and thanks to Bernard for the warm welcome and wealth of knowledge.

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear 525cathal, many thanks for your recent review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you found it to be a great place to visit, and as you rightly pointed out we have a vast range of exhibits for people to explore. I also feel that your sons description of it being like stepping back in time is also very apt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I were in Cashel to see the obvious tourist attraction being the Rock of Cashel, we saw the signs for the Folk Museum with its many exhibits and decided to check it out. We were not disappointed! Although a small place it is packed full of ORIGINAL artifacts some of which you can hold and touch. Bernard,... More 

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear Kirsten O, I would like to express my gratitude for your wonderfully informative description of exactly what Cashel Folk Village is all about. Like yourself, most visitors find the Original Tinkers Caravan absolutely amazing, particularly when they are informed that 14 children/ Plus Their Parents/ lived inside in it.However, I also felt that you also gave an excellent portrayal... More 

Milford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This was our best learning experience in Ireland. Bernard was a wealth of knowledge on the famine, the 1916 uprising and the civil war all of which he graciously shared with us. His museum is packed with exhibits containing genuine materials and artifacts. This is a must see while in Cashel.

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear mike lyngass, sincere appreciation for your very generous review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you found your visit to be your best learning experience in Ireland, particularly because we have a magnificent collection of top class museums throughout the country. As we cover such a broad range of Irish history, I do believe that the vast majority of... More 

Central California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Informative, interesting and friendly. We visited in mod-October and the weather was bright but nippy. Sweatshirts and warm socks for sure.

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear MissKatie1230, many thanks for your recent review, which was greatly appreciated. I am very glad that you found your visit to be informative, interesting and friendly/ and I sincerely hope that you will find many more wort while experiences throughout Ireland as you travel around our beautiful countryside on your holiday. Because we have so much unspoiled beauty I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great museum! The curator is passionate about Irish history, particularly Cashel. The exhibits and artifacts are some of the best I've ever seen. It made our visit to Cashel complete.

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear Brad M. I am very grateful to you for taking the time to post up your recent review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you concur with most visitors that it is a great museum, and equally that you consider our exhibits/artifacts to be among the best you have ever seen.I hope and intend, going forward, to be able... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice if you enjoy Irish history, lots of artifacts to see, not far from Rock of Cashel, round the corner.

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear Michael D, sincere thanks for posting your recent review on Tripadvisor. Iam delighted that you found your visit very enjoyable from an historic point of view. due in a very large part to the vast range of historical artefacts and original memorabilia on site, And, as you also rightly pointed out, we are literally a stones throw away from... More 

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