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Irish Famine Cottages

Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
+353 87 762 2617
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Loved it!

This was one of the highlights of our trip. We are very interested in the history of Ireland and... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2012
hapcan
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Montreal, Canada
Scary and real experience

I loved this site.It's small, the houses look like they really were abandoned a couple of years... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2012
Tasta
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Givat Olga
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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 5 October 2012

This was one of the highlights of our trip. We are very interested in the history of Ireland and the story of the famine. We had previously visited a "famine museum" in the north of Donegal and were disappointed because it was a recreation with...More

4  Thank hapcan
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

I loved this site.It's small, the houses look like they really were abandoned a couple of years ago. The atmosphere is exact, scarery and depressing, just like it had to be - thinking about those millions that died and much more that left their homes...More

2  Thank Tasta
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

We decided to stop here and poke our head in to learn a bit more about the history of the mid-1800's in Ireland. Definitely an interesting exhibit and a fairly low cost a 3 euros. Plus the view from the hill is amazing and visiting...More

2  Thank cookwithkerrydotcom
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Worth the 3 euros. It was a sad window into a tragic time that should not ever be forgotten. Worth the stop. The beehive hut behind one of the houses was an added bonus to the tour

2  Thank Cynten858
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

Worth the 3 euro. Nice walk up to the cottages, lots of animals to see, and a nice view. Be sure to look at the dispaly of the hill side inside.

3  Thank joanjustjj
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

Early on the drive (clockwise) of the Dingle Loop- very sadly revealing about the famine. If you have any interest in Irish history, you should stop here.

2  Thank Clark G
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

As my wife and I traveled along the coastline of Dingle taking in what was a picturesque setting I noticed an oddly placed lot to the left with a small booth at one end. We decided to see what it was, or if it was...More

4  Thank lbufal28
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Eileeniz
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Response from John o | Reviewed this property |
On slea Head drive clockwise about 6 miles out from Dingle past Fairy Fort
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