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Irish Famine Cottages

Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
+353 87 762 2617
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An important part of Irish History

The Famine cottages, which are set in breath taking hills of Slea Head, provide a sad but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toddy_G
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Noumea, New Caledonia
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Interesting stop

It was a steep walk uphill but we got a great view down over the nearby collapsing fort and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MarjofromBrissie
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Brisbane, Australia
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“potato famine” (22 reviews)
“farm animals” (9 reviews)
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Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
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+353 87 762 2617

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Famine cottages, which are set in breath taking hills of Slea Head, provide a sad but interesting history during Ireland’s famine era. Take time to explore a few cottages and see how people lived in such desperate times. You will also come across a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a steep walk uphill but we got a great view down over the nearby collapsing fort and the offshore islands. We could see the Ring of Kerry peninsula in the distance - just. We looked through the cottage which was an example of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are travelling around - stop here to see the place. It would remind you of how things were and maybe you can appreciate what you have now. Nice man selling tickets - from Maigh Eo - just like us ;-)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across an information flyer for these cottages in our Hotel in Killarney and decided to pay a visit during our trip to Dingle. The cottages are located about 15 drive from Dingle along the ‘Slea Head Drive’ with good road signage. There is ample...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sad but fascinating reminder of a terrible moment in Irish history. Cottages like these can be found elsewhere, but not so well-preserved.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

I stopped at these historic buildings on the Slea Head drive with an Australian friend .I found the experience very moving thinking about the families who were deliberately starved to death .Fortunately many of the families managed to get away to the U.S.A

2  Thank geraldine d
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This stop was well-worth the time. As you drive the Dingle peninsula, you will see the signs to this stop. After a short walk, you can see the cottages the people lived in during the famine. The scenery in this area is beautiful.

1  Thank Ann K
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

While driving the 'Slea Head' drive, We stopped to visit the two authentic famine cottages. The leaflet gave the history of the 2 families occupying these 2 cottages. Look out for the beehive hut at the rear of the bigger cottage! The surrounding field also...More

1  Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

We pulled over for a quick stop while driving Slea Head. My Irish ancestors came over during the Famine, so it was interesting to read through their exhibit on what the Famine was like. The grounds are beautiful - views to the Beara Peninsula are...More

2  Thank LarisaJoy
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This is a stop on Slea Head drive. It’s definitely worth the price & educational. It is an absolutely beautiful setting. The view is stunning from atop the hill where the cottages are. I found the juxtaposition between the beauty of the land & sea...More

1  Thank Sheila K
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Eileeniz
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On slea Head drive clockwise about 6 miles out from Dingle past Fairy Fort
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