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Irish Famine Cottages

Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
+353 87 762 2617
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Famine House

Interesting to see what the conditions were like during the famine. We learned a lot from reading... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
West Warwick, Rhode Island
Famine era farmhouse

This farmhouse complex from the era of the famine displays the stark life of the farmers and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeff E
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Slea Head, Dingle, Ireland
+353 87 762 2617

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting to see what the conditions were like during the famine. We learned a lot from reading the information plaques along the walls. The mannequins were a bit decrepit, but not sure if that was done to project what it was like. The hike up...More

Thank C M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This farmhouse complex from the era of the famine displays the stark life of the farmers and workers, even before the years of blight. The interpretive panels provided historical context for this tragic period.

1  Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by here so we could get an idea how the Irish lived during the famine. Very sad and somewhat realistic.

1  Thank Brad A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cheap place to visit on the Slea Head drive.. This is a must see tourist stop. It was very informative and interesting, even for the young children in our party. It was very quick and despite the rain, we thoroughly enjoyed our stop here along...More

1  Thank BabsMcginn
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a historical must see. Very interesting to see how people survived and supported families while struggling though a time of great need.

Thank sandyleeh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a fantastic show of dog trails with Gabriel and his dogs, my visitors loved it as did I. Famine cottages so amazing and a bee hive hut also. Animals too along the route and well worth the money. A bit for all the family....More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to imagine how cold the folks who lived here would have been. The cottages provide a visual on how hard life probably was during this period. The views are beautiful and the location has a little farm with some sheep, and horses. Well worth...More

1  Thank jscoops
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Famine houses dombeg €3 per person, parking for houses 100yds up the road from the fort. The houses are up a short uphill footpath 5-10 minutes, depending if you stop to feed the livestock. Once at the top there are numerous buildings, from dwellings containing...More

Thank Reynards42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting stop. We learned a lot about life of the families during the famine years. Very steep climb up to the cottages so not for everyone. Small parking lot could get busy. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank BJGallett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These cottages are pretty much as they were and give a good sense of what life must have been like. These are not reconstructed but as is so in disrepair as you'd expect of such old buildings.

Thank Lorna R
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8 January 2016|
Response from John o | Reviewed this property |
On slea Head drive clockwise about 6 miles out from Dingle past Fairy Fort