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Irish Famine Cottages

Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
+353 87 762 2617
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Worth a Visit

Stopped at the famine cottages while driving around the DIngle area. Had fun seeing and feeding... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robin D
Bradenton, Florida
Good history but a downer for a vacation

It costs to get in, I believe it was 3 euro. There are animals on your way up which is fun to see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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“farm animals” (7 reviews)
“hard life” (6 reviews)
“great hunger” (3 reviews)
Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
+353 87 762 2617

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped at the famine cottages while driving around the DIngle area. Had fun seeing and feeding the animals on the walk up to the cottages. The cottages were a grim reminder of the hard life endured by the inhabitants. Wish there had been more information...More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 5 days ago

It costs to get in, I believe it was 3 euro. There are animals on your way up which is fun to see and the views are beautiful. It's worth it for the views really. If you want history, you will get it, but it's...More

Thank bassethoundsforever
Reviewed 1 week ago

One can never hope to understand a place or a people without knowledge of the history. This visit gave us information in a perfect Irish manner, quiet, respectful. These painful history lessons are taught in an amazingly beautiful vista, making them even more memorable. We...More

Thank tiboatguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are driving the Dingle Peninsula you have to stop here. There should be more info for tourists, as I am Irish I could explain to my American friends but not really enough info if traveling for a tourist. But still a great place...More

Thank ReadyToFlyNow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in, not really knowing what to expect. It's a typically Irish attraction (and I mean that positively!) in that there is no neon signs, very understated. It's €3 to get in, so less than a coffee. Align your expectations and you will be thrilled...More

1  Thank Reuben S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This location is a self-guided tour that helps give you a sense of what it would be like to have lived there long ago. It is reasonably priced, and there are several farm animals in an outstanding view of the ocean. I would suggest allowing...More

Thank Kim N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty sad and a little freaky. The life size models in there can give you a jump, but it's good to understand how this blight affected the Irish population, and then the world. Would be a creepy sleepover spot :-\

Thank Time2Gel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on Saturday. Busy little spot with people of all nationalities around. We wandered through the authentic cottages, almost untouched in hundred years. Gives a great feel for how times were with plenty of genuine memorabilia. The views out across the bay and...More

Thank Micksum
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We made a pit stop to this important site on our ride around the Dingle Peninsula. It is a great site to receive an education about the Potato Famine and the lives of Irish Peasants. It also has a great "petting zoo" - along with...More

1  Thank lizardo73
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Thousands fled Ireland, and thousands more perished during the Famine. Occasionally, people need to be reminded of not only the suffering, but the resurrection of the people and the area. Definitely worth the time. Spectacular views.

1  Thank Mark5591
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8 January 2016|
Response from John o | Reviewed this property |
On slea Head drive clockwise about 6 miles out from Dingle past Fairy Fort