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Well Worth A Visit

Came across an information flyer for these cottages in our Hotel in Killarney and decided to pay a... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
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Melancholy reminder

Sad but fascinating reminder of a terrible moment in Irish history. Cottages like these can be... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
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Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
+353 87 762 2617
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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 ;-)

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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

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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.

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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
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
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
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

3  Thank LarisaJoy
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
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Although this is a quick stop, it is want you should schedule time to make. The Irish Famine Cottages allow the visitor to step back in time and get a sense of what it was like to live during one of the most difficult times...More

1  Thank FraniDan
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Very interesting stories about life during the potato famine which hit this part of Ireland the hardest. Tales of determination, sadness, & the will of the Irish people

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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