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“Small but perfectly formed” 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Small but perfectly formed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This was one of those places where a lot is packed into a small space. Each of the cottages was full of artefacts and information and gave a great insight into life in the past. While we were there a group of schoolchildren were there on an excursion. They were fascinated by their surroundings, as was I as they spoke with their teacher in both English and Irish. Be sure to walk along the path behind the buildings as it gives a good view and has a few additional bits and pieces - and take note of the stone wall in the car park which has a wonderful map of Ireland. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited September 2016
2 Thank Donn H
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A good insight into local history ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting attraction, demonstrating the history of the local area. The exhibit is well kept and full of information. A guide book is provided to allow you to read about each display as you walk through the old village. Definitely worth a visit if in the area. There's a nice gift shop too.

Visited October 2016
2 Thank Katie G
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Durham, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
“A great insight & good soup”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The Glencolmcille Folk village is a great insight of how families have lived and worked over the generations. A great testament to the area. Plenty of artefacts, posters, literature and projected images & videos.
As a bonus the is the ever present gift shop and tea room - we enjoyed a lovely bowl of homemade soup.

Visited October 2016
2 Thank olibot
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Darwin, Australia
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158 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit to the Folk Village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

While travelling around Ireland we liked to learn about the history of the various places and the Folk Village provided a great view into the past. The cottages were well presented and very informative. The school house reminded me of my early child hood in a country town in Australia. We had those exact desks and the ink wells. I recall getting the ink over my clothes which my mother was not very pleased with. The kitchen dresser (wall cabinet) was in most houses. Of course the buildings with the thatched roofs were quite different to what we had. The colourful gardens around the village were well maintained. The village is set in a beautiful setting at the seaside. Had a lovely lunch at the café sitting outside in the sun. The Village is well worth a visit

Visited July 2016
Thank Maureen S
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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
Thank globtr
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