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Glencolmcille Folk Village

Ghleann Cholm Cille | Co. Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland
+353 74 973 0017
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We were passing through here when we were on holiday

We were looking for a decent cup of coffee on a trip to Dungloe from Killybegs, where we were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carole G
Belfast, United Kingdom
via mobile
A well informed tour of how life was like many years ago!!

Visited here in July with a group of Spanish students as part of a Summer school program. Although... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 4 days ago via mobile

We were looking for a decent cup of coffee on a trip to Dungloe from Killybegs, where we were based. Called into the Village Cafe here in Glencolmcille and what a wee gem it was! The place was spotless, including toilets and the coffee was...More

Thank Carole G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here in July with a group of Spanish students as part of a Summer school program. Although small the wealth of knowledge gained makes the experience well worthwhile. Our tour guide Shane explained each house and all it's elements perfectly and thoroughly captivating our...More

Thank RamRambler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Folk Village is celebrating its 50th anniversary. We were shown round three houses (17th century, 18th century, and 19th century), by a helpful young fellow as guide. The buildings were rich in artefacts, and gave a good impression of life in yester-century. There were...More

Thank Jake7471
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really good experience for the family. We were shown 3 houses, one from the 1700s, one from the 1800s and one from the 1900s. There is also a vintage pub/grocery store and school house. The tour guide was a young man, quite good, but...More

Thank McGoverner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the Glencolmcille Folk Village on a Sunday. It was our second visit in 7 years. We went back again because we loved it the first time around & it seemed to call us back. We had the most amazing good fortune of...More

2  Thank Kate L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was lovely scenery, tour guide was very good. A nice booklet about the village and a audio visual. Small but authentic and informing. Reasonably priced

Thank AdventureKidz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These are a cluster of cottages dating from the 1700's, 1800's and 1900's. It is very interest to see how humbly people lived, their tools and way of life, and the change over time, and to see the pub and village school. I recommend joining...More

Thank Amar K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful location on the coast of Donegal. The drive there was so pretty it was well worth the long drive. The village is a lesson on Irish history. You can take the guided tour or do the tour on your own. There...More

Thank OKCBammy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I and some family members went on a day trip, with this being our first stop after travelling about 60 miles.This is an excellent example of a traditional folk village with very well preserved examples of the types of accommodation that would have been prevalent...More

1  Thank Henry H
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a fine comment on our special wee museum and for you lovely feedback regarding myself and our tour guide David. I hope you get a chance to visit us again. Margaret.

Reviewed 5 weeks 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
Patsyb2b, Manager at Glencolmcille Folk Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, all the best.

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Timothy S
31 March 2016|
Response from Patsyb2b | Property representative |
Yes, Dogs are welcome☺
25 March 2016|
Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
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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