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Glencolmcille Folk Village

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Interesting Folk Village in beautiful surroundings

The folk village was really nice - some interesting houses along with a school, shop etc recreated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
Very interesting

his lovely folk village is made up of a series of Irish cottages of yesteryear and also includes a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bath, United Kingdom
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A replica of a coastal thatched cottage village that offers a glimpse at life as it was lived in Glencolmcille in past centuries.We will teach you a couple of phrases in Gaelic.Our Amenities includes 6 thatched cottages with original artifacts...more
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Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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All reviews soup the cottages gift shop rural ireland worth a visit tea house different eras tea room short video step back in time home made across the road enjoyable visit local crafts brown bread beautiful beach car park
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The folk village was really nice - some interesting houses along with a school, shop etc recreated in beautiful Glencolmcille - the scenery is stunning. Worth a visit for this alone. We had tea and brack in the Tea Rooms - lovely and very reasonable...More

Thank kate123belfast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Says it all, a small group of 5 or 6 restored thatched cottages. Well filled with artefacts but there was just something lacking with the whole thing. The person taking money in the shop was devoid of interest or personality which is shocking in a...More

Thank Graham_Crieff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

his lovely folk village is made up of a series of Irish cottages of yesteryear and also includes a Victorian school. It was the brainchild of the local Priest, Father McDyer who conceived the idea to provide employment locally. He was also responsible for securing...More

Thank JeanChippenham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This village is well worth a visit telling a story of how country people lived over 100 years ago. I particularly liked the shop/pub.

Thank SRM2491
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to the Glencolmcille Folk Village is a must and replicates much of a past era when this part of Ireland suffered in many ways with much hardship for the inhabitants. But being a heardy breed the peoples survival was a priority and this...More

Thank DAMSON59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While a little way off the beaten track this gem is worth the effort. There is an historical perspective to how people lived over time in a small village by way of visiting a number of huts built to suit the times.

Thank MarkP08
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Traditional folk village near the sea with lovely old original cottages to look at. Educational and genuinely interesting. Fairly inexpensive with a decent cafe and tearoom which you can use without paying for the museum. Located just over the road from a dramatic beach. As...More

Thank P C
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Go raibh maith agat !!Thank you for taking time to visit and write a very pleasing review for us, we are delighted you enjoyed your time in Glencolmcille, slán go foil, Margaret.

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I have visited the folk village many times and was glad to see the area specifically for children. My son (7) loved seeing the houses and looking at the artefacts. The soup was lovely in the cafe and we bought several lovely souvenirs

Thank medonna m
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Beautiful replica of a north west Irish rural village. Each of the small cottages has been built according the technical know-how of period, starting from the end of the XIX century up to the 1950. Each cottage has a dedicated destination (i.e. school, grocery store,...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I think it’s an awful pity there are no wheelchair parking places here. Otherwise it very doable if a person has mobility issues

Thank Jackletfet
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Thank you very much for your comment, we will certainly look into the matter. We do let wheelchair users park at the front building however you are 100 % right this needs to be addressed, míle buíochas.

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Lily D
15 September 2017|
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Response from Kate L | Reviewed this property |
I, too, looked this up and I found: From 01 Oct till 31st Oct approx Mon - Sat 11 am - 4:30 pm Sunday 12 noon - 4:30 pm **End of October, ring in advance to clarify exact date of closure I hope this has been helpful...its... More
Timothy S
31 March 2016|
Response from Patsyb2b | Property representative |
Yes, Dogs are welcome☺
25 March 2016|
Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
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