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Cashel Folk Village

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Address: St Dominics Street, Cashel, Ireland
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+353 62 63601
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Cashel Folk Village/1916 Easter Rising Museum is Irelands ONLY 1916 Easter...

Cashel Folk Village/1916 Easter Rising Museum is Irelands ONLY 1916 Easter Rising/Irish War of Independence/Irish Civil War Museum COMBINED, and also Irelands ONLY 1916 Easter Rising Garden of Remembrance/Memorial Plaza COMBINED. Additional features are 1 The Great Irish Famine Museum 2 The Penal Chapel 3 The Original Tinkers Caravan, which was home to 14 children plus their parents 4 The Blacksmiths Forge 5 St. Dominics Wishing Well 6 The Entrance Museum, which is full of original artifacts/memorabilia dating from 20,000 years ago up to the 20th century. Described as A ONE/STOP/SHOP HISTORICAL MASTERCLASS in The Public Sector Magazine, this is a MUST VISIT site.

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Very friendly and informative

On a trip to see my family we visited the folk museum with my son (10) and niece (2). We had a lovely time its jam packed full of information and items to look at. It is run by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
tricia c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

On a trip to see my family we visited the folk museum with my son (10) and niece (2). We had a lovely time its jam packed full of information and items to look at. It is run by extremely friendly people and the man walking us around was lovely with my son and answering all his questions and making... More 

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear Tricia c, many thanks for your review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that yourself and your son and niece enjoyed the visit. Personally, I love to see children who have a genuine interest in Irish history/ and your son was very obviously in that category.As you rightly pointed out, we have a huge collection of historical artifacts/memorabilia for perusal,... More 

Monterey, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I highly RECOMMEND this small museum, this was a very moving experience for us Irish Americans who knew very little of Irish History. Its amazing what a treasure trove is here, but also a wonderful personal touch to get a personal tour made it. It's twice as interesting as any stately museum with white walls and bank glass in front... More 

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear Michele M , sincere appreciation for your very generous review on Tripadvisor. A very large number of visitors to this site are, like your good self, of Irish/American extraction, and therefore they find a visit to this site particularly interesting because of their ancestral connections to Ireland. I would agree wholeheartedly with your view that it is a totally... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

half an hour might do it really a lot of interesting stuff ties into the rock conveniently gives you an historical and cultural insight

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear George M, sincere thanks for taking the time to post your review up on Tripadvisor. I would agree totally with you that visitors get both an historical and a cultural perspective of Ireland in Cashel Folk Village, in particular because of the huge collection of Original Memorabilia and Artifacts that we have on site.....dating from as far back as... More 

Clogherhead, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Another place to visit while at the Rock of Cashel. Really excellent presentation and worth the visit

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear crossgarden, many thanks for your recent review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you saw fit to describe your visit as a Really Excellent Presentation, which thankfully many other visitors feel exactly the same way as you do. I see that you also very much enjoyed your visit to the Rock of Cashel and Hore Abbey. If you are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This museum is the opposite of a slick operation. It is quaint, homely and unsophisticated. But don't let that put you off, as it is worth visiting. It provides a random but rich assortment of displays on disparate topics such as the 1840s famine, the 1916 uprising, a tinker's caravan and a penal chapel. It helped us build a picture... More 

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear John M, sincere appreciation for your recent review. I agree wholeheartedly with your view that this site would not be described as slick, as that would be the exact opposite to what we are attempting to portray. We are trying, as best we can, to create an as true/to/life as possible picture of what things were really like throughout... More 

Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stumbled on this locale while visiting the Rock. If in Cashel it is a joy to visit. The gentleman who showed us around was friendly and make the stop very interesting. Doesn't take long to visit but they crammed a lot into a small space.

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear Eugene J, many thanks for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. Iam very pleased that you enjoyed a great visit, and found it a joy and very interesting.As you rightly pointed out the overall site is by no means very large, but as we have a colossal amount of original memorabilia/exhibits/reading material on site it means... More 

Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited the museum today and had a great time looking at the wide range of exhibits. As my 7 year old said as we were exploring....."it's like stepping back in time" Well worth a trip if visiting cashel and thanks to Bernard for the warm welcome and wealth of knowledge.

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear 525cathal, many thanks for your recent review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you found it to be a great place to visit, and as you rightly pointed out we have a vast range of exhibits for people to explore. I also feel that your sons description of it being like stepping back in time is also very apt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I were in Cashel to see the obvious tourist attraction being the Rock of Cashel, we saw the signs for the Folk Museum with its many exhibits and decided to check it out. We were not disappointed! Although a small place it is packed full of ORIGINAL artifacts some of which you can hold and touch. Bernard,... More 

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear Kirsten O, I would like to express my gratitude for your wonderfully informative description of exactly what Cashel Folk Village is all about. Like yourself, most visitors find the Original Tinkers Caravan absolutely amazing, particularly when they are informed that 14 children/ Plus Their Parents/ lived inside in it.However, I also felt that you also gave an excellent portrayal... More 

Milford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was our best learning experience in Ireland. Bernard was a wealth of knowledge on the famine, the 1916 uprising and the civil war all of which he graciously shared with us. His museum is packed with exhibits containing genuine materials and artifacts. This is a must see while in Cashel.

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear mike lyngass, sincere appreciation for your very generous review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you found your visit to be your best learning experience in Ireland, particularly because we have a magnificent collection of top class museums throughout the country. As we cover such a broad range of Irish history, I do believe that the vast majority of... More 

Central California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Informative, interesting and friendly. We visited in mod-October and the weather was bright but nippy. Sweatshirts and warm socks for sure.

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cashelfolkvillage201, Curator. at Cashel Folk Village, responded to this review

Dear MissKatie1230, many thanks for your recent review, which was greatly appreciated. I am very glad that you found your visit to be informative, interesting and friendly/ and I sincerely hope that you will find many more wort while experiences throughout Ireland as you travel around our beautiful countryside on your holiday. Because we have so much unspoiled beauty I... More 

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