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Glencolmcille Folk Village

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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A trip back to the past.

This village is well worth a visit telling a story of how country people lived over 100 years... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
St Neots, United Kingdom
A small village with big interest.

A visit to the Glencolmcille Folk Village is a must and replicates much of a past era when this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craigavon, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This village is well worth a visit telling a story of how country people lived over 100 years ago. I particularly liked the shop/pub.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the Glencolmcille Folk Village is a must and replicates much of a past era when this part of Ireland suffered in many ways with much hardship for the inhabitants. But being a heardy breed the peoples survival was a priority and this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While a little way off the beaten track this gem is worth the effort. There is an historical perspective to how people lived over time in a small village by way of visiting a number of huts built to suit the times.

Thank MarkP08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditional folk village near the sea with lovely old original cottages to look at. Educational and genuinely interesting. Fairly inexpensive with a decent cafe and tearoom which you can use without paying for the museum. Located just over the road from a dramatic beach. As...More

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Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Go raibh maith agat !!Thank you for taking time to visit and write a very pleasing review for us, we are delighted you enjoyed your time in Glencolmcille, slán go foil, Margaret.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the folk village many times and was glad to see the area specifically for children. My son (7) loved seeing the houses and looking at the artefacts. The soup was lovely in the cafe and we bought several lovely souvenirs

Thank medonna m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful replica of a north west Irish rural village. Each of the small cottages has been built according the technical know-how of period, starting from the end of the XIX century up to the 1950. Each cottage has a dedicated destination (i.e. school, grocery store,...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I think it’s an awful pity there are no wheelchair parking places here. Otherwise it very doable if a person has mobility issues

Thank Jackletfet
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comment, we will certainly look into the matter. We do let wheelchair users park at the front building however you are 100 % right this needs to be addressed, míle buíochas.

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit, I found the history very interesting and all the artefacts in the cottages were great. Its such a nice place to visit and had a really nice snack in the tearoom.

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed our time here. It was actually better than I thought it would be. It is small but inexpensive and we wound up spending about 90 minutes there plus enjoying some peppermint tea afterwards in their nice cafe. The exhibits consist...More

1  Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Lovely location to have a museum Town, but the houses were all a bit too similar to our taste. Definitely fun to visit, but a small-scale enterprise. Excellent fresh coffee on the premises though, which we enjoyed outside in the courtyard. As we had brought...More

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Lily D
September 14, 2017|
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Response from Kate L | Reviewed this property |
I, too, looked this up and I found: From 01 Oct till 31st Oct approx Mon - Sat 11 am - 4:30 pm Sunday 12 noon - 4:30 pm **End of October, ring in advance to clarify exact date of closure I hope this has been helpful...its... More
Timothy S
March 31, 2016|
Response from Patsyb2b | Property representative |
Yes, Dogs are welcome☺
March 25, 2016|
Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
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