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Irish Famine Cottages

Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
+353 87 762 2617
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An educational gem

We made a pit stop to this important site on our ride around the Dingle Peninsula. It is a great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brooklyn, New York
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Need to be reminded

Thousands fled Ireland, and thousands more perished during the Famine. Occasionally, people need to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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“hard life” (6 reviews)
“great hunger” (3 reviews)
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Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
+353 87 762 2617

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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cottages were interesting. Herding demo was great with Sailor and Buzz. Fun to watch and learn about their training. I want a border collie!

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is found on Slea Head Drive if you are driving around the Dingle Peninsula. So it is in a stunning location. The view is amazing. We stopped to see the cottages & the advertised shepherd dog working show. When we arrived the guy...More

Thank mrsdoos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting to see what the conditions were like during the famine. We learned a lot from reading the information plaques along the walls. The mannequins were a bit decrepit, but not sure if that was done to project what it was like. The hike up...More

Thank C M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This farmhouse complex from the era of the famine displays the stark life of the farmers and workers, even before the years of blight. The interpretive panels provided historical context for this tragic period.

1  Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Stopped by here so we could get an idea how the Irish lived during the famine. Very sad and somewhat realistic.

1  Thank Brad A
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Cheap place to visit on the Slea Head drive.. This is a must see tourist stop. It was very informative and interesting, even for the young children in our party. It was very quick and despite the rain, we thoroughly enjoyed our stop here along...More

1  Thank BabsMcginn
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This was a historical must see. Very interesting to see how people survived and supported families while struggling though a time of great need.

Thank sandyleeh
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Attended a fantastic show of dog trails with Gabriel and his dogs, my visitors loved it as did I. Famine cottages so amazing and a bee hive hut also. Animals too along the route and well worth the money. A bit for all the family....More

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