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Good historical stop

This was a good historical stop and the displays had a large amount of interesting information... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bangor, Maine
Go for the sheep dog trials.

We stopped here so we could see the view of Dun Beag ring fort across the road (closed because it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wilton, Connecticut
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Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a good historical stop and the displays had a large amount of interesting information about the famine. Could use some better upkeep on the sight, but it was certainly a thought provoking place to visit. Views out over the hillside and to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing sea views from this site.Well worth a visit to learn about the hardship of the occupants back in time.

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this place on our Sunday morning drive through the Dingle Peninsula. Easy access and were able to walk up to the cottage before they opened, paid afterwards the man was very friendly. Plenty of historic info to read, an older display but...More

Thank Footprints466956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here so we could see the view of Dun Beag ring fort across the road (closed because it is eroding into the sea and dangerous). But stayed because we could walk up onto the hill and see old walls and beehive huts. The...More

Thank Grassland88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cottage involved quite the steep climb, but it was worth it. The animals in the yard seemed quite dissapointed with me because I didn't realize they sold animal food at the bottom of the hill. The model famine victims were disturbing, but the information...More

Thank Holly22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll pay a few euros to hike uphill for a few minutes to explore the now deserted famine cottage. Picturesque location overlooking sheep fields and the sea. Thought provoking look at life in an earlier and harsher time in Irish history. Behind the cottage is...More

Thank LB-likes2travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed stopping here and spending 30 minutes. This is along the Dingle loop and it's easy to pull off and walk up.

Thank DenverRoadtripper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A thumbs up for me! Love history. So sad to see the poverty back then though and what people had to endure.

Thank Alison G
Reviewed September 8, 2018

I happened upon the Irish Famine Cottages and it added a lot to my trip around south/west Ireland. How people must have suffered during the famine living in these homes. We were given a small cup of feed for the animals along the path up...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed September 6, 2018

An interesting slice of history. There is a hill you have to walk up to get to the cottages so plan for that. but worth the visit.

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