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Glencolmcille Folk Village

Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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Beautiful & Proud

If you're curious to see the way life in Donegal was 50 (and 50+) years ago, this museum is so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Durham, North Carolina
Worth a visit

The village takes you back in time to see how people lived or should one say in years gone by. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Neil S
Retford, 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 depicting different era's.a Craft shop which promotes a big range of local crafts.Our Tea House has a variety of Home Baked Goods,Soup,Sandwiches,Paninis,Irish Coffees etc.We are located at a beautiful beach with stunning views of the wild atlantic.We hope to re-open our much loved Nature walk at the back of The Folk Village later this year.Call in for a mug of Tae the Kettle is always on.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're curious to see the way life in Donegal was 50 (and 50+) years ago, this museum is so worth a visit. It's a point of great pride for the village - by the admission of the museum itself - as it tells their...More

Thank lizziemcmizzie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The village takes you back in time to see how people lived or should one say in years gone by. The short intro film outlines the goals an achievements of Father James McDyer who work was to keep together the people of the village and...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't underestimate the folksy crafts and souvenir's. Many of the places we found later in our travels were more expensive. Neat little example of Irish Country life. Large buses of pensioners often fill the lot.

Thank Otulu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely drive or a challenging bike ride to this historic village, through open rolling bog land dotted by sheep. The self guided tour was inexpensive and interesting. The short video about Father James McDyer and his life's work to bring a better life...More

Thank Naomi M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Locally supported folk village it is just lovely. Little coffee shop is plain & simple... tour is cute... well worth a visit

Thank glenpol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here last summer and it is an interesting folk village. We come here every time we visit Killybegs and will be back.

Thank FamTimeFL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely location on the coast of Donegal. There is a beach just down the hill from the folk village. The village is a marvelous Irish history lesson. Also on site is a small cafe. We had soup, brown bread, and coffee served...More

Thank bbooks17
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The former parish priest is to be commended for inspiring the local people to build and run the Folk Village as a means of teaching the area's history as well as keeping locals employed in the area. Yes, it's geared for tourists. But, it's well...More

Thank Sarah M
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much you feedback is much appreciated, we are delighted that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 18 May 2017

We took a picturesque drive through the valley to the folk village. It felt isolated on our visit which made you appreciate how it must have been for the locals way back in time.The buildings gave you a realistic insight on how life used to...More

Thank Christopher C
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed it, Margaret.

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely day here, with a lesson in Ireland's history situated within stunning views. Learning of the local priest and how helped the community was awe inspiring, what a wonderful man. We had lunch in the tea room and it was well priced...More

Thank Rosie131
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Timothy S
Are dogs welcome
31 March 2016|
Response from Patsyb2b | Property representative |
Yes, Dogs are welcome☺
Are you opened the second weekend in April?
25 March 2016|
Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know
I'm just starting to plan a May/June trip and wonder how easy it is to get to this area...buses, etc. I'll be starting in Sligo once I get to Ireland.
16 February 2016|
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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