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Glencolmcille Folk Village

Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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A look into the past....

Historical information on several old thatched huts - when they were built, how they were used, how... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Meredith M
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Coarsegold, California
Fasinating and Very Informative

Definitely a fascinating/informative site to visit. It was on our bucket list when we decided to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James M
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Wittenberg, Wisconsin
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the cottages” (23 reviews)
“soup” (19 reviews)
“gift shop” (16 reviews)
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Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
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+353 74 973 0017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historical information on several old thatched huts - when they were built, how they were used, how they were furnished, what the people did. Well worth a visit, although I thought the price was a little high.

Thank Meredith M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a fascinating/informative site to visit. It was on our bucket list when we decided to spend a few days in County Donegal and wouldn't have missed it. During our October visit it was not crammed with tourists and you take your time in exploring...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Donegal has become our favourite part of Ireland and the village of Glencolmcille is a marvelous example of what life was like in the past. The focus is on a local priest Father Mc Dyer who arrived in 1951 and set about building up the...More

Thank beheaded c
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We visited right before closing time, so had to rush a bit, but there is a wealth of information here about the people of this area. We also had a chance to walk down to the beach and looked around before it got too dark....More

Thank mcconnellboys
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you so much, hopefully see you again and you can do some more exploring in Glencolmcille. Margaret

Reviewed 26 September 2017

The Glencolmcille Folk Village is a destination, not a "stop-off"point when visiting Ireland. It is truly the hidden gem, so very worthy of attention and time, a place of pristine beauty, superb preservation of history in such a hands-on setting that one feels as if...More

1  Thank Marilyn S
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you Marilyn, we really appreciate this great review, you are no doubt someone who understands and feels the very essence of Glencolmcille, looking forward to seeing you again in the very near future, all the best, Margaret

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Nestling in a glen with centuries old associations with St Columba is a delightful treasure....Glencolmcille Folk Village with authentic thatched cottages from 17th , 18th and 19th centuries giving a genuine flavour of living conditions in those centuries. The Folk Village also has pre Christian...More

Thank KILKENNYKATIreland
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for the great review, we appreciate the time you have taken to do so, all the best and I hope you get back to Glencolmcille again to enjoy our amazing coastal valley and Folk Village, regard's Maragret

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

if passing through deffo worth a stop off, worth the few euro and a nice tea room..didn't take very long to get round but you can do a guided tour which would probably be a little longer and you would learn more! Was good to...More

Thank Julie H
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you Julie, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit, yes the beach is amazing, even in winter, hopefully you will be back to Glencolmcille , all the best, Margaret

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Very small and not worth the entrance fee. Avoid and take a stroll along the beach or through Glencolmcille. Small shop you go through to get to the cottages is very expensive and seems to be geared up for American tourist with dollars to splash.More

Thank Lambretta101
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

We are very sorry that you felt that way, we would have been happy to give you a refund and a free cup of tea/coffee, for taking the time to visit us. we do not advertise our museum as being big!! We represent a small...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

The village is small and quaint so don't expect a massive attraction. It is a lovely setting and tells the story of how one man helped shaped the village for the people. There is a collection of houses with a range of historical items. A...More

1  Thank Jonnyslicksayer
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for the fine review, it means a lot to a wee place like ours that the visitor get to enjoy and understand what we offer, if you get back some day, we will tell you loads more about walks, archaeology, music, etc. regard's...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

This little gem of a museum offers a fascinating glimpse into Ireland's past. Be sure to try the soup at the cafe! Gleann Cholm Cille is a delightful village and worth a visit as well. Be sure to stop by the beach across the road...More

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Lily D
15 September 2017|
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Response from Kate L | Reviewed this property |
I, too, looked this up and I found: From 01 Oct till 31st Oct approx Mon - Sat 11 am - 4:30 pm Sunday 12 noon - 4:30 pm **End of October, ring in advance to clarify exact date of closure I hope this has been helpful...its... More
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Yes, Dogs are welcome☺
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