Cashel Folk Village

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Cashel Folk Village
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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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Terry K
Ross-on-Wye, UK34 contributions
Off beat oddity
Mar 2020 • Couples
The museum covers the Irish famine, rural life catholic suppression, rebellions, uprisings and road to independence. Its not unbiased but a fair balance to the ‘official’ versions and gives a voice to the otherwise forgotten side of the story. We left hoping the authorities will one day mature enough to adopt the collection for its real value and house it better than the private owners are now able to do. Worth a visit.
Written 12 March 2020
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Teresa B
Sale, UK24 contributions
Cashel
Aug 2019 • Family
Spent a great afternoon here with my grandchildren, so much to look at and they are so informative, would go again
Written 24 February 2020
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Dear 537teresab, many thanks for your recent 5 star review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that both yourself and your grandchildren obviously loved your visit. I particularly love to see children visiting museums, as they are the ones who will keep culture, history , and heritage alive going forward. I sincerely hope that your overall experience throughout Ireland in general was also extremely enjoyable, and that you all have wonderful memories from your holiday. Once again, many thanks......Bernard.
Written 26 February 2020
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SXK526
London116 contributions
Wonderful mixed museum of Irish history and culture
Apr 2019
A small museum jam-packed with miscellenea collected by the curator/ owner and his family. Not a big or stuffy place, but one of those museums that doesn't tie itself down to one subject or one time period. Local history, an Gorta Mor, the Rising and more told through physical exhibits and stories and anecdotes from the owner. I visited with my Mum at Easter 2019 and we had a great chat with the curator about Irish family history and genealogy. A charming place to visit.
Written 30 November 2019
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Dear SXK526, sincere gratitude for your lovely 5 star review in Tripadvisor. It is extremely pleasing for me when visitors like yourself and your mum get great enjoyment from visiting this site, and as you mentioned we cover a very broad range of Irish history...... so hopefully their is something in here to suit almost everyones taste. The fact that we are so near all the other wonderful historic sites in Cashel means you can have a great time going from one place to the next without ever having to use your car/ once you have parked/ making it very simple and convenient to enjoy your entire day. Glad also if I was of any help with Irish family history/genealogy. Hope you all had a brilliant holiday in general. Warm Regards.....Bernard.
Written 26 February 2020
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Yorkiemom19
Manassas, VA1,366 contributions
Loads of information about the area
Dec 2018
The owner is amazingly knowledgeable about the area and Irish history in general. There are so many artifacts and details about the Easter Uprising and the potato famine we haven't see anywhere else. What the Irish people went through during those times was unbelievable. Fun place to visit!
Written 17 November 2019
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Dear Yorkiemom 19, sincere thanks for your recent 5 star review on Tripadvisor, which was greatly appreciated. As you stated in your review/ because literally everything in our vast collection are ORIGINALS/ we have a huge amount of memorabilia that you cannot see anywhere else....unless it is a copy of what we have on display here. This is due in no small way to the exceptional kindness of so many peoplle who were willing to donate original artifacts to us so that everyone could see them, and this in turn helps to make a visit to this site quite unique. I am also very happy that you managed to learn a lot more about both local and national history during your visit here, and I hope your overall holiday in Ireland was most enjoyable....giving you many treasured memories to carry with you into the future. Once again, many thanks.....Bernard.
Written 9 December 2019
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Zoey
Edmonton, Canada22 contributions
Amazing place!
Oct 2019
This little museum was absolutely lovely! The owner knows SO MUCH and was a delight to talk to! I wouldn't have even known about this place as I only found out about it when I got to Cashel to see the Rock. If you've got some extra time, it's a must see! I loved how there were a lot of different artifacts, all relating to Irish history and culture. Really cool.
Written 28 October 2019
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Dear zzobear, sincere thanks for your recent 5 star review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you very obviously got great enjoyment from your visit, and I hope it gave you a much clearer picture of Irish history through the ages. I have no doubt that you also greatly enjoyed your visit to the nearby beautiful Rock of Cashel, and I hope that your entire holiday proves to be a wonderful adventure throughout beautiful Ireland. Once again, many thanks.......Bernard.
Written 29 October 2019
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judeteachwrite
Maesteg, UK605 contributions
Quirky and eclectic place
Oct 2019
The owner is extremely informative. There are many articles of local interest and great detail about the Easter Uprising and the potato famine. Some of this is very affecting, sad and disturbing. There is an eclectic mix of articles from those periods.
Written 7 October 2019
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Dear judeteachwrite, thank you very much for your recent review on Tripadvisor. I do hope that your visit succeeded in enhancing your knowledge on Irish history, and also hope that your overall holiday in Ireland proves to be a wonderful experience.....hopefully it will exceed your expectations as you travel throughout beautiful Ireland. Many thanks....Bernard.
Written 29 October 2019
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McDsTravels
7 contributions
Wonderful insightful tour
Aug 2019
We had a warm welcome & were given a great informative tour & left to our own devices to take it all in at our leisure. It was brilliant 👍
Written 4 September 2019
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Dear McDsTravels, many thanks for your recent 5 star review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you felt your visit here was brilliant, and that you also got great enjoyment from the guided tour. I sincerely hope that you found many other brilliant sites to visit throughout our beautiful country, and that you have many wonderful memories to take back home with you, on what I hope was a very pleasant and safe journey. Sincere thanks.......Bernard.
Written 11 September 2019
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LJC2013
Ardrossan, UK60 contributions
Very moving experience
Aug 2019 • Couples
The enthusiasm the owner had for showing us round the exhibit was infectious; he is full of knowledge of Irish history and the artefacts on show. I was genuinely very moved by his anecdotes and the displays showing the famine and Easter rising, difficult times in Irish history and it gave a unique insight into what life would have been like for so many. Don’t skip past on your way back from the Rock. Excellent value too.
Written 24 August 2019
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Dear LJC 2013, thank you very much for your 5 star review on Tripadvisor. I would certainly agree with you that it can be a very moving experience visiting this museum, particularly because of the subject matter it relates to. Also// because of the unique vast array of Original Artefacts/Memorabilia onsite/ it makes it much easier to actually imagine what it really was like back in the time period concerned..........and thankfully a huge number of people are Genuinely Interested in Irish history, making this site a perfect choice for visitors of such a mind.That, in turn, makes it a great pleasure for me to show people such as yourself around., as the greatest payment of all is knowing that people have really enjoyed their visit. Many thanks........Bernard.
Written 25 August 2019
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Vytautas
Vilnius, Lithuania1 contribution
Unforgettable
Aug 2019 • Solo
Unforgettable lesson of the Irish history, great display of artefacts and information. The owner and his doughter are just fantastic people.
Written 19 August 2019
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Dear Vytautas 1978, sincere thanks for your greatly appreciated 5 star review on Tripadvisor. I am very pleased that you very obviously took great enjoyment from your visit, and also that you were very pleased with the hospitality you were shown while visiting......I would hope and expect that you will find the Irish people in general to be very hospitable, as it is something that we pride ourselves on, and believe a warm welcome should be afforded to all visitors to our beautiful country. I know from my conversation with you that you will be working in Ireland for a period of time, so my daughter and I hope that you have an absolutely wonderful time for as long as you are here........and also have a great time everywhere else that your travels take you. Warmest Regards......Bernard and Shannon.
Written 25 August 2019
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John
50 contributions
Yawn
Aug 2019 • Friends
I suppose it does what it says on the tin and, if you're interested in the depressing side of Irish history, it contains enough artefacts to show the story, but Bloody Hell, I was bored. Not for me.
Written 13 August 2019
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Dear m67wu, thank you for taking the time to post your review.However / being honest/ I was exceptionally surprised to read your comments.The signage on the front of the building makes it exceptionally clear what you are coming inside to see i.e Famine Museum, War of Independence/Civil War Museum, Garden of Remembrance/Memorial Plaza, and much much more besides. You are the first person I have ever come across to express the opinion that this period of Irish history was boring ...particularly as we have the largest private collection of Original Memorabilia in Ireland relating to the period we cover. Where you feel it is the depressing side of Irish history, the vast vast majority of people find it fascinating to learn about the periods concerned.....hence such huge numbers of visitors coming to Ireland every year to do exactly that.Luckily enough we have a vast range of beautiful scenic sites throughout Ireland that might be much more suitable to your taste, plus many different non/history associated adventure sites.....they might be a much better bet for you to get the most from your holiday as real Irish history is obviously a no/no. Enjoy your time......... Best Regards, Bernard.
Written 13 August 2019
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