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Glencolmcille Folk Village

Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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Marvelous Story

Definitely worth a visit. A little out of the way but a fascinating story. The history of the area... read more

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Ron Y
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Afternoon visit

Visited with a few friends and my two children. Reasonably priced at 15 euro for a family ticket... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
rablfc1892
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Enniskillen
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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.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“the cottages” (23 reviews)
“gift shop” (17 reviews)
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Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
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"worth a visit"
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"local crafts"
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Reviewed today

Definitely worth a visit. A little out of the way but a fascinating story. The history of the area is intriguing but Father Mc Dyer's story is amazing. The cottages in the park have been very well laid out and beautifully presented. It is a...More

Thank Ron Y
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited with a few friends and my two children. Reasonably priced at 15 euro for a family ticket. The exhibits are well maintained and the staff were all very friendly. There were activities for the kids and my daughter enjoyed making the St. Brigid’s crosses....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Folk Village at Glencolmcille, where little thatched cottages showed the life’s the local folk lived from schools, to the parish priest, the fisherman and trades people. It gives you an insight into the simple homes people lived in in Ireland when immigration was...More

Thank Ger S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been years since my last visit and when I saw the ticket entry was surprised... but was worth it. The displays in the small collection of traditional buildings were well thought out and informative crossing from Irish history to seafaring to pub culture....More

Thank Brigid G
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Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Go raibh míle maith agat Brigid .

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this on a tour. Thatched roof cottages that let you feel how the Irish lived. They have a restaurant there and we had some amazing homemade soup and of course fabulous Irish brown bread.

Thank Trish A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its totally worth the trip! It's very well done and beautiful. The gift shop has great items, many locally made, not touristy junk. If you like history you will enjoy this village.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is absolutely beautiful the beach is like a hidden gem and the Map of Ireland done out in all the different stone is one of the nicest works of art I have ever seen...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small traditional village set up by a Parrish priest to try to stem local emigration. There is quite a bit to learn here and there is a nice beach just down the hill. They have a modest tea room as well as...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had known a little about Father McDyre and this filled in the gaps. A well stocked folk village that should interest everyone.

Thank noelglee
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Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review, all the best, Margaret, Manager, Glencolmcille Folk Village.

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This collection of dwellings has been carefully crafted to show life through 3 centuries. They gave an amazing insight into life in rural Ireland and the hardships that people had to cope with. The beach is an easy walk from the village and there is...More

Thank Colin F
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Lily D
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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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Timothy S
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Yes, Dogs are welcome☺
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