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Irish Famine Cottages

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Address: Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
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Interesting history with a sheep demonstration

Gabriel was an amazing host and fascinating to watch. The famine cottages, even for their sad history, are moving to visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
JULIE V

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We were on a tour and the personality of the operator was demeaning to women and overall not forthcoming with information. We had little detail provided about the cottages. You do need a tour guide to make an efficient trip through the Dingle Peninsula.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Gabriel was an amazing host and fascinating to watch. The famine cottages, even for their sad history, are moving to visit.

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Thank JULIE V
Woburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Although the attraction is not all that extensive or pristine I highly recommend visiting the cottage and farm. The cottages are vintage and u are able to walk through them. Make sure you take the brochure so u can read about the cottage and how they were used etc. I thought is was eye opening especially knowing my grandmother lived... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Thought provoking look into peasant Irish life. We stopped because it was the beginning of our Dingle loop, if it had been later we probably would have passed.

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Berkeley, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The house was not of a very poor person but there was a hovel where such a person lived. It was worth the money and short walk up the hill.

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camnyc2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Cannot imagine what it was like to live like this! My grandparents lived in Ireland during this time so seeing what their lives must have been like was overwhelming. Great history here.

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Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were just killing time, waiting for the Dunbeg Fort visitor center to open, so we decided to visit the Irish Famine Cottages. It's a bit campy with some creepy mannequins that managed to elicit what it meant to go hungry. It was surprisingly interesting although very dark. Some better lighting would have been nice to read a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Reconstruction of what the Irish people suffered during the famine times. Local guide had a good knowledge and way of telling the tale.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Seeks to protraywhat Ireland was like 100 years ago Fellow at entrance while he was weraing wellingtons was full of knowledge

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice to see this piece of history has been preserved. Some of the poor Irish really experienced some truly hard times. Well worth the time to stop and check this out.

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