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“Lovely” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Glencolmcille Folk Village

Glencolmcille Folk Village
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Owner description: A replica of a coastal thatched cottage village that offers a glimpse at life as it was lived in Glencolmcille in past centuries.We will teach you a couple of phrases in Gaelic.Our Amenities includes 6 thatched cottages with original artifacts depicting different era's.a Craft shop which promotes a big range of local crafts.Our Tea House has a variety of Home Baked Goods,Soup,Sandwiches,Paninis,Irish Coffees etc.We are located at a beautiful beach with stunning views of the wild atlantic.We hope to re-open our much loved Nature walk at the back of The Folk Village later this year.Call in for a mug of Tae the Kettle is always on.
Belfast, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It was a bit hard to find as there are not enough signs and its very easy to get lost in the rural roads but once we got there it was lovely. A few houses on a small land which made it very compact but interesting enough

Visited October 2016
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“People's history - so much in a small space”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Glencolmcille Folk Village consists of approximately 7 buildings that show the evolution of buildings in Donegal County over the past 250 years or so. And in doing so, you learn about the people who would have lived or worked or gone to school in the area. There are many descriptions that explain how various tools were used by the residents or fishers or farmers, as well as where the family would have slept. The evolution of the closed chimney, for example, and heating food over the hearth are things we take for granted yet had to be learned over time.

There was a nice gift shop with knitted woolens, among other things. There is also a tea room that we did not visit.

A map of Ireland made of different rock from each of the country's counties is a new installation in the parking lot across the street.

If you use the GPS to get there and think you're in the wrong place because you don't see a village, do not worry. It's probably right beside you. Look for the flags and you'll know you're in the right place.

Visited September 2016
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County Wexford, Ireland
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71 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The folk village is well worth a visit,it has a mixture of very old original building's and some newly purpose built,you get a real feel of what it must of been like living in a very old remote village in north west Ireland during different decade's,you can go into all of the building's which house many old original artifact's,the café there serves great hot and cold food and beverage's.

Visited September 2016
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116 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Beautiful ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Have to admit myself and my girlfriend didn't walk round the little village but we seen it from outside and went into the little tourist shop. What we went for was to see the map of Ireland on the wall must be at least 12ft high

Visited September 2016
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Loon Lake, Washington
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“History Before Your Eyes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

So very enjoyable to see different periods of history right in front of you. The artifacts are all real as you could see by touching them--but don't you dare. They are much to rare, delicate and authentic. We enjoyed each different cabin, marking the various time periods from the
1700s to the 1960s. What truly hard lives these people lived. Well worth the time and price of admission.

Visited September 2016
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