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Glencolmcille Folk Village

Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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Old Ireland

if passing through deffo worth a stop off, worth the few euro and a nice tea room..didn't take very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie H
Belfast, United Kingdom
via mobile
Not worth paying

Very small and not worth the entrance fee. Avoid and take a stroll along the beach or through... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gourock, 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 depicting different era's.a Craft shop which promotes a big range of local crafts.Our Tea House has a variety of Home Baked Goods,Soup,Sandwiches,Paninis,Irish Coffees etc.We are located at a beautiful beach with stunning views of the wild atlantic.We hope to re-open our much loved Nature walk at the back of The Folk Village later this year.Call in for a mug of Tae the Kettle is always on.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

if passing through deffo worth a stop off, worth the few euro and a nice tea room..didn't take very long to get round but you can do a guided tour which would probably be a little longer and you would learn more! Was good to...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very small and not worth the entrance fee. Avoid and take a stroll along the beach or through Glencolmcille. Small shop you go through to get to the cottages is very expensive and seems to be geared up for American tourist with dollars to splash.More

Thank Lambretta101
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry that you felt that way, we would have been happy to give you a refund and a free cup of tea/coffee, for taking the time to visit us. we do not advertise our museum as being big!! We represent a small...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The village is small and quaint so don't expect a massive attraction. It is a lovely setting and tells the story of how one man helped shaped the village for the people. There is a collection of houses with a range of historical items. A...More

1  Thank Jonnyslicksayer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little gem of a museum offers a fascinating glimpse into Ireland's past. Be sure to try the soup at the cafe! Gleann Cholm Cille is a delightful village and worth a visit as well. Be sure to stop by the beach across the road...More

Thank CdnGrl42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well, only one restaurant and one big souvenir shop, if any1 not really hungry can skip it and take a walk along the coast line, the view opposite of the restaurant is better than the food they serving

Thank IOMSiang
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We went to coffee shop here and it had lovely cake and good old fashioned milky coffee. Make sure to take the path from the car park and see the stunning beach opposite

Thank S M
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A tour showing some of the first homes up to modern age. Descriptions of where children slept vs grandmother and parents. Fire in fireplace all the time for warmth. Grandmother placed the closest to warmth. Very rustic beginnings. Clever adjustment using strengths of the time....More

Thank jammerspot
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We visited the folk village at Glencolmcille on a dry bright day in August 17. We were not disappointed. We began with coffee in the the tea room and shared a home made fruit scone. Tables were neatly presented with cloths and space to sit...More

Thank Scarva14
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciated it and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time here :-)

Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is a wonderful place for a family visit, even on a rainy or windy day. There is so much to see in each of the cottages, the photo opportunities are great, you will learn about Father McDyer's work to help his parishioners, the tearoom...More

Thank kathym98012
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Also very interesting for children. Do you know hedge schools? What a school looked liek in th 19th century, what a fisherman's hut looks like....great place, includes a little walk.

Thank UtaGapi
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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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