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Irish Famine Cottages

Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
+353 87 762 2617
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Interesting

Worth stopping and taking a look. You certainly get a feel for the people who had to desert these... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marilyn B
Interesting stop and reminder of sad times

The cottages are very interesting and have lots of information about the times of the Great Famine... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Vince R
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“potato famine” (23 reviews)
“farm animals” (9 reviews)
“hard life” (8 reviews)
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Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
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+353 87 762 2617
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth stopping and taking a look. You certainly get a feel for the people who had to desert these cottages in search of a better life.

Thank Marilyn B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The cottages are very interesting and have lots of information about the times of the Great Famine. The walk up the hill is quite steep and may be a challenge for people with mobility issues. The views from the cottages is breath-taking though and worth...More

Thank Vince R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid to watch the sheep herding demonstration which was awesome! 2 very well trained collies listened intently to their master and followed each command. They herded the sheep to one side and then the other, they stopped and dropped down on command. Because the...More

Thank Ellen N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The famine cottages are very interesting and historic and show how mailies lied during the famine. The nominal admission charge is well worth the experience.

Thank Chuck52310
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you travel the Dingle peninsula, stop in at the Famine cottages. Pause as you look at the basic lifestyle of the poor folk who endured hunger and suffering. Ironically the view across the water was lovely, this disguised the hardship endured.

Thank MontOsc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here to see the cottages. Very austere. Haunting to see the cottages in ruins and the small cottages in which people lived.

Thank Charles H
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

It’s a little weird giving money to a stranger (or so it seemed - I think it’s the farmer that owns the land that this site happens to be on). Be sure to read the leaflet. The mannequins are a little creepy. I’m not sure...More

Thank 1_4_adventure
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

This is very interesting to see. Also sad to see. It’s a steep climb up to the top, but worth it. It is a home and a few structures from the famine. Shows just how poorly people were living at the time. They give you...More

Thank Casey M
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

You don't need much time to spend at the cottages but they will give you a true idea of how poor Ireland was. The history and actually being inside the cottages will give you chills!

Thank Nicole C
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The Famine cottages, which are set in breath taking hills of Slea Head, provide a sad but interesting history during Ireland’s famine era. Take time to explore a few cottages and see how people lived in such desperate times. You will also come across a...More

Thank Toddy_G
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Response from John o | Reviewed this property |
On slea Head drive clockwise about 6 miles out from Dingle past Fairy Fort
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