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“Well Worth A Visit”

Irish Famine Cottages
Ranked #25 of 82 things to do in Dingle
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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 parking at the cottages. The admission fee of €10 for 2 adults and 2 kids (13 and 11) was good value. The cottages are located at the top of a steep and winding incline, which may not be suitable for elderly or visitors with poor mobility, but given the unique nature of the cottages this can’t be helped. On a plus side to this climb, the views from the cottages across the peninsula is breathtaking.The visit itself to the cottages were quiet an eerie experience but at same time one I was glad to experience. The displays in the cottages were very informative of how hard life would’ve been during the famine. It really makes you appreciate the times we live in. Well worth a visit, if your in this beautiful part of the country.

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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

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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.

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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 has some animals, they are very tame and if you are travelling with Children, bring some food, as the animals would love that.

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