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Musaem Chorca Dhuibhne

Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 6333
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Underrated

Brilliant museum with cafe. Its so full of history, so easy to read and enjoy. The kids loved it... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
JudyKL88
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Killarney, Ireland
ver interesting

this delightful museum gives one an insight into the history of the dingle peninsula. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
JAA_MK
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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A small museum with displays on the geology, archaeology and history of the Dingle Peninsula, as well as changing temporary exhibitions. With artefacts on loan from the National Museum of Ireland, as well as those sourced locally, this is where you will get a good idea of how people lived in the area from the time of the first known settlers in the late Mesolithic. The museum text is displayed in Irish (Gaelic) and English, and translations are also available in German, French, Polish and Norwegian. The museum has been involved in the Museum Standards for Ireland Programme (MSPI), managed by the Heritage Council, and is a Fully Accredited Museum. Interactive touch-screen displays are available on topics of the Irish Language (learn a few words!), Ogham stones (with fun games included) and the Early Medieval Period - with so many sites from that time to be found in the area. The café/bookstore has many book choices for those learning Irish, and for children
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6 May 2018
“Underrated”
20 Nov 2016
“ver interesting”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Brilliant museum with cafe. Its so full of history, so easy to read and enjoy. The kids loved it also. Could do with some background music perhaps? Blink and you'd miss it though driving through the town! I would recommend you stop and enjoy iy.

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

this delightful museum gives one an insight into the history of the dingle peninsula. Well worth a visit and you can have refreshments too.

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Reviewed 3 November 2016

We enjoyed stopping here for a cuppa tea and exploring the museum's local history displays. Also available are books in Irish and small gifts.

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

So much to take in but so very interesting. Love the information on the train that once took people and animals to other towns!

1  Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

This little place seemed closed at first but it was just really quiet. It offers some interesting displays about the history of the area but not necessary to spend too much time here.

2  Thank marty c
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Reviewed 31 May 2015

My wife and I visited the museum in late April 2015 ,after making arrangements via email ,to have someone meet us because summer hours had not started. Although small, the museum has an outstanding collection of artifacts, several on loan from Dublin museums. The exhibits...More

2  Thank GregJ0
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Reviewed 15 April 2015

We visited mid-April when the museum would usually be closed but I emailee the curator to ask if there was any chance we could visit. She went out of her way, in my opinion, to open up the museum for my family and we were...More

2  Thank Clare S
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

I really don't know why it's taken me so many years to stop by and visit this little museum: what a treat for anyone interested in archaeology and history! This little museum is packed with finds and artefacts dating from the Mesolithic period to present...More

2  Thank Sarnia G
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

If you are interested in archaeology and the history of the Dingle area, you should stop for a visit. Please note this is not the Blasket Island Heritage Centre but another smaller museum covering the history of the Dingle area located in Ballyferriter. Highlights include...More

4  Thank sedum37
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Reviewed 20 September 2014

The people of the Blaskets are memorialized and their lifestyle and lyric qualities celebrated here. Spectacular views and and an excellent gift shop with reasonable prices.

Thank msusandel
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