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Irish Famine Cottages

Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
+353 87 762 2617
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A total rip off

I recently visited this so called attraction and experienced a poorly maintained and filthy shadow... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mac A
Easy Access

We were driving around the Dingle Peninsula and these were just outside of Dingle. Easy to get to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cincin2100
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Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
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+353 87 762 2617
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I recently visited this so called attraction and experienced a poorly maintained and filthy shadow of an exhibition that is no less than a disgrace to the memory of those who suffered. Take my advice and spend your money and time elsewhere.

Thank Mac A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were driving around the Dingle Peninsula and these were just outside of Dingle. Easy to get to. Interesting to see examples of the homes the people actually lived in. Dummies used tp represent the people of that time were a little creepy.

Thank Cincin2100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Inside one of the cottages is a map of the area that shows the seaside fort at the bottom of the hill, ogham stones below in the fields, beehive huts above in the fields, and an ancient burial site off to the side. The quantity...More

Thank angie8_12
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic outdoor exhibit of several cottages from Ireland's period of Famine, ca 1850. Thatched roofs, dirt/rock floor, open windows - gritty and dirty. I imagine these cottages are pretty realistic. Freaky part - the mannequins inside a few of the cottages look like they came...More

Thank Sharron G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked up on a hill overlooking the water, the Famine Cottages provide a glimpse of what it was like to live in Ireland back in the 1800s. Irish exhibits are not at all like American museums, so you get a chance to get up close...More

Thank Bethoogle
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed being able to walk through the cottages. Also, that day there was a sheep dog demonstration and that was awesome. It's uphill to walk but able to do so going slow.

Thank Magnoliasprings
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The west of Ireland was devastated by the hunger of the mid 19th century, and the effects resonated here and abroad. Stop in here to see what life was like during the period - to see the conditions endured by the mostly agrarian peasant population...More

Thank tdo-ca
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a tour of the farm on the hill which had the mail quarters and then the hut for the peasants, what a terrible name to hang on people and boy did they live in a tough place. I read everything that was posted...More

Thank Moose3737
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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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Eileeniz
January 7, 2016|
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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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