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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
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
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
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
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 ;-)
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
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