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Glencolmcille Folk Village
Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Donegal
Family friendly
Free car parking
Cloudy days
The Glencolmcille Folk Village Museum recreates Donegal's historic cottage dwellings, spanning over 300 years, in Glencolmcille, County Donegal.

The Glencolmcille Folk Village Museum, in Glencolmcille County Donegal, is a cluster of six small cottages, called a "clachán," perched on a hillside overlooking a sandy curve of nearby Glenbay beach. Each cottage recreates a different era of Irish history, from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

The tea house provides a variety of home made foods. All foods are made daily in their own bakery to ensure freshness.

The craft shop is ideal when shopping for those special gifts to bring back home. It stocks a large selection of Irish made products and a high percentage of local arts and crafts.

For opening times, admission prices, facilities, please see website.

Tips from locals

Take a stroll along lovely Glen Beach. The entrance is in the car park just opposite the Folk Village.

Contact details
Dooey, Glencolumbkille, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 1.5 hours here.

More to discover at Glencolmcille Folk Village
Coastal escapesGlencolmcille Loop

The stretch of coastline between Slieve League and Slieve Tooey in southwest Donegal is a fine spot for walkers eager to breakaway from the trappings of modern living. The entire 35km coastline bristles with jagged rock pinnacles and soaring cliffs and, nestled in the midst of all this glorious scenery, is the village of Glencolmcille.

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