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Irish Famine Cottages

Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
+353 87 762 2617
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Worth a visit

Very interesting look back into Irish history of the potato famine and what life was like during... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
John M
San Francisco, California
Interesting, but creepy

They had some very creepy manikins set up in the cottages with crazy hair and expressions! That... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Cheshire, Connecticut
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Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
+353 87 762 2617

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very interesting look back into Irish history of the potato famine and what life was like during this dark period. There are displays throughout and gut-wrenching stories of how the famine impacted the Dingle peninsula residents. Also a beautiful location right on the Slea Head...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

They had some very creepy manikins set up in the cottages with crazy hair and expressions! That part was really weird. But we did get something out of the story boards on the walls in the back room, which we almost overlooked because we wanted...More

Thank brendaltoth
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

If you have 20 minutes to spare, this tour costs 3 Euro. You can get close and personal to donkeys, rams and lambs as you make your way up the hill to the cottages. The cottages are old and depict how cold and damp it...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

really fascinating and reasonably well preserved set of homes along with a grave site for the six children who died here. the climb is steep though short, and like all of slea head, the views are amazing.

Thank David C
Reviewed 28 September 2017

stopped in to the irish famine cottages and it was well worth it.my grandson got great fun out of the animals and the adults had an interesting historical lesson of the past.great views and good value

Thank Ken E
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We were so glad we stopped here during our driving tour of the Dingle Peninsula, and that we didn't rush through. The cottages are very simple and at first glance it doesn't seem like there's a lot to take in, but it's worth walking through...More

Thank maranat
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Stopped at the famine cottages while driving around the DIngle area. Had fun seeing and feeding the animals on the walk up to the cottages. The cottages were a grim reminder of the hard life endured by the inhabitants. Wish there had been more information...More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 15 September 2017

It costs to get in, I believe it was 3 euro. There are animals on your way up which is fun to see and the views are beautiful. It's worth it for the views really. If you want history, you will get it, but it's...More

Thank bassethoundsforever
Reviewed 13 September 2017

One can never hope to understand a place or a people without knowledge of the history. This visit gave us information in a perfect Irish manner, quiet, respectful. These painful history lessons are taught in an amazingly beautiful vista, making them even more memorable. We...More

Thank tiboatguy
Reviewed 10 September 2017

If you are driving the Dingle Peninsula you have to stop here. There should be more info for tourists, as I am Irish I could explain to my American friends but not really enough info if traveling for a tourist. But still a great place...More

Thank ReadyToFlyNow
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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