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Interesting but slightly sad

Named after Fr. McDwyer who was a local priest with a strong desire to help this depopulated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GeoffTurner
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Sheffield
Interesting Folk Village in beautiful surroundings

The folk village was really nice - some interesting houses along with a school, shop etc recreated... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
kate123belfast
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Belfast, 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Named after Fr. McDwyer who was a local priest with a strong desire to help this depopulated community. His history and community activities are described. The village is a recreation of cottages, grocers, bars and school as they would have been in former times. He...More

Thank GeoffTurner
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking time to review our little Folk Village. It means alot to us to read your lovely description of your visit to Glencolmcille Folk Village and surrounding area, go raibh maith agat Margaret

Reviewed 5 October 2018

The folk village was really nice - some interesting houses along with a school, shop etc recreated in beautiful Glencolmcille - the scenery is stunning. Worth a visit for this alone. We had tea and brack in the Tea Rooms - lovely and very reasonable...More

Thank kate123belfast
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Says it all, a small group of 5 or 6 restored thatched cottages. Well filled with artefacts but there was just something lacking with the whole thing. The person taking money in the shop was devoid of interest or personality which is shocking in a...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2018

his lovely folk village is made up of a series of Irish cottages of yesteryear and also includes a Victorian school. It was the brainchild of the local Priest, Father McDyer who conceived the idea to provide employment locally. He was also responsible for securing...More

Thank JeanChippenham
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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.

Thank SRM2491
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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 12 September 2018 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 1 September 2018

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 September 2018

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 29 August 2018 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 28 August 2018

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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lily_doyle26
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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
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Yes, Dogs are welcome☺
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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
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