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Glencolmcille Folk Village

Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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Go to beach from car park

We went to coffee shop here and it had lovely cake and good old fashioned milky coffee. Make sure... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
History of homes in Ireland

A tour showing some of the first homes up to modern age. Descriptions of where children slept vs... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 depicting different era's.a Craft shop which promotes a big range of local crafts.Our Tea House has a variety of Home Baked Goods,Soup,Sandwiches,Paninis,Irish Coffees etc.We are located at a beautiful beach with stunning views of the wild atlantic.We hope to re-open our much loved Nature walk at the back of The Folk Village later this year.Call in for a mug of Tae the Kettle is always on.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“soup” (17 reviews)
“gift shop” (16 reviews)
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Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to coffee shop here and it had lovely cake and good old fashioned milky coffee. Make sure to take the path from the car park and see the stunning beach opposite

Thank S M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A tour showing some of the first homes up to modern age. Descriptions of where children slept vs grandmother and parents. Fire in fireplace all the time for warmth. Grandmother placed the closest to warmth. Very rustic beginnings. Clever adjustment using strengths of the time....More

Thank jammerspot
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the folk village at Glencolmcille on a dry bright day in August 17. We were not disappointed. We began with coffee in the the tea room and shared a home made fruit scone. Tables were neatly presented with cloths and space to sit...More

Thank Scarva14
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciated it and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time here :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place for a family visit, even on a rainy or windy day. There is so much to see in each of the cottages, the photo opportunities are great, you will learn about Father McDyer's work to help his parishioners, the tearoom...More

Thank kathym98012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Also very interesting for children. Do you know hedge schools? What a school looked liek in th 19th century, what a fisherman's hut looks like....great place, includes a little walk.

Thank UtaGapi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This folk village does a nice job of depicting how life was in rural Ireland. Has excellent displays and informative videos telling how Father McDyer devoted his life to improving life in rural Donegal. Nice displays of past conditions in the area.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a decent cup of coffee on a trip to Dungloe from Killybegs, where we were based. Called into the Village Cafe here in Glencolmcille and what a wee gem it was! The place was spotless, including toilets and the coffee was...More

1  Thank Carole G
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Visited here in July with a group of Spanish students as part of a Summer school program. Although small the wealth of knowledge gained makes the experience well worthwhile. Our tour guide Shane explained each house and all it's elements perfectly and thoroughly captivating our...More

Thank RamRambler
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The Folk Village is celebrating its 50th anniversary. We were shown round three houses (17th century, 18th century, and 19th century), by a helpful young fellow as guide. The buildings were rich in artefacts, and gave a good impression of life in yester-century. There were...More

Thank Jake7471
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

A really good experience for the family. We were shown 3 houses, one from the 1700s, one from the 1800s and one from the 1900s. There is also a vintage pub/grocery store and school house. The tour guide was a young man, quite good, but...More

Thank McGoverner
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Timothy S
31 March 2016|
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Yes, Dogs are welcome☺
25 March 2016|
Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Eloise M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Bus Eireann goes from Donegal town to Glencolumbcille. It's not very regular, but enough to get there! Glencolumbkille is the end of the line too - so last stop for the bus. Do a search for 'Bus Eireann Ireland' do a... More