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Glencolmcille Folk Village

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Address: Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 74 973 0017
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

A replica of a coastal thatched cottage village that offers a glimpse at...

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.

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Good Irish experience

This is out of the way, and a little hard to find, but worth the effort. There are several cottages demonstrating how the people lived in this region over several hundred years... read more

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is out of the way, and a little hard to find, but worth the effort. There are several cottages demonstrating how the people lived in this region over several hundred years. There are guide books available in several languages. It is reasonably priced, at about €5 per person. The cafe is very nice, serving coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sandwiches,... More 

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Strasburg, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very hard time finding the Folk Village as the road to it was closed and my google maps on my phone could not find a different route.. Luckily we found another American couple driving to the village and they had gotten directions from one of the construction workers. We followed them and found that the Folk Village only... More 

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Glencolmcille Folk Village this past summer and highly recommended it to other visitors. If you are at all interested in Irish history or culture this is sure to please. The exhibits are well thought-out and informative with a bit of fun thrown in for good measure (kiddies be sure to keep your eyes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

This was one of those places where a lot is packed into a small space. Each of the cottages was full of artefacts and information and gave a great insight into life in the past. While we were there a group of schoolchildren were there on an excursion. They were fascinated by their surroundings, as was I as they spoke... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting attraction, demonstrating the history of the local area. The exhibit is well kept and full of information. A guide book is provided to allow you to read about each display as you walk through the old village. Definitely worth a visit if in the area. There's a nice gift shop too.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The Glencolmcille Folk village is a great insight of how families have lived and worked over the generations. A great testament to the area. Plenty of artefacts, posters, literature and projected images & videos. As a bonus the is the ever present gift shop and tea room - we enjoyed a lovely bowl of homemade soup.

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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

While travelling around Ireland we liked to learn about the history of the various places and the Folk Village provided a great view into the past. The cottages were well presented and very informative. The school house reminded me of my early child hood in a country town in Australia. We had those exact desks and the ink wells. I... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It was a bit hard to find as there are not enough signs and its very easy to get lost in the rural roads but once we got there it was lovely. A few houses on a small land which made it very compact but interesting enough

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Glencolmcille Folk Village consists of approximately 7 buildings that show the evolution of buildings in Donegal County over the past 250 years or so. And in doing so, you learn about the people who would have lived or worked or gone to school in the area. There are many descriptions that explain how various tools were used by the residents... More 

Thank Zanna456
County Wexford, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

The folk village is well worth a visit,it has a mixture of very old original building's and some newly purpose built,you get a real feel of what it must of been like living in a very old remote village in north west Ireland during different decade's,you can go into all of the building's which house many old original artifact's,the café... More 

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