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Interesting and beautiful views

This is very interesting to see. Also sad to see. It’s a steep climb up to the top, but worth it... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Stamford, Connecticut
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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 20 April 2018
Noumea, New Caledonia
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Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We stopped here to see the cottages. Very austere. Haunting to see the cottages in ruins and the small cottages in which people lived.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Charles H
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

It’s a little weird giving money to a stranger (or so it seemed - I think it’s the farmer that owns the land that this site happens to be on). Be sure to read the leaflet. The mannequins are a little creepy. I’m not sure...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

This is very interesting to see. Also sad to see. It’s a steep climb up to the top, but worth it. It is a home and a few structures from the famine. Shows just how poorly people were living at the time. They give you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank caseym971
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

You don't need much time to spend at the cottages but they will give you a true idea of how poor Ireland was. The history and actually being inside the cottages will give you chills!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 20 April 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Toddy_G
Reviewed 15 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MarjofromBrissie
Reviewed 9 April 2018

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 ;-)

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank dorathexplorerhaha
Reviewed 8 April 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sarsfieldbhoys
Reviewed 22 March 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Default270320189
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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7 January 2016|
Response from John o | Reviewed this property |
On slea Head drive clockwise about 6 miles out from Dingle past Fairy Fort