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Glencolmcille Folk Village

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Address: Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 74 973 0017
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12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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A replica of a coastal thatched cottage village that offers a glimpse at...

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.

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A good insight into local history

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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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.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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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.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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

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Thank globtr
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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... More 

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County Wexford, Ireland
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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... More 

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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

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Loon Lake, Washington
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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.... More 

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Rye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Was heading to Killybegs area and was told about here, so decided to visit. Well worth it, looking in and out of the thatched cottages set about how they used to be. Cost 5euros to get in. Definetely an enjoyable visit. Set in lovely scenery as well. :)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We were in a rush so did not take the time to read and watch everything. Inexpensive but not for kids. They will get bored. Should only take about an hour to see everything as it is quite small.

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