2017 marked the 50th anniversary
for Glencolmcille Folk Village. Check out our website and
facebook page for details of events for 2020.
We also launched a book during
the 2017 season as a special tribute to those whose dedication
has kept the folk village alive all these years; this is available
from the Folk Village shop.
"Welcome to Glencolmcille
Folk Village, we hope you feel safe and enjoy your visit here.
We have a new entry system through our gate and visa machines
at three points to allow you to use contactless payment where
possible. When you enter we have safety advice at the gate,
with a warm water and sanitizing station for you all to use
on entry. There are also sanitizing stations throughout the
folk village. Masks should be worn and if you don't have one;
can be purchased on entry. Due to the small size of the museum
cottages we have a number on each door of max people allowed
in. From Monday 20th July 2020, masks will be compulsory in
shops in Ireland, the same will go for the shop and ticket
office at the Folk Village, so please bring your mask!!! Most
of all enjoy your visit, relax, take in the history, views
and taste of Glencolmcille."
Glencolmcille Folk Village: This thatched-roof replica of
a rural village in Ireland’s most north westerly county
offers a glimpse into daily life as it was during past centuries.
The Folk Village Museum is a cluster of several small cottages,
called a ‘clachan’, perched on a hillside overlooking
the sandy curve of Glen Bay Beach in the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking
area) of South West Donegal. Designed, built and maintained
by the local people, the Folk Village is one of Ireland's
best living-history museums.
cottage is an exact replica of a dwelling used by the
local people in each of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries
and is equipped with the furniture, artifacts and utensils
of its particular period. A reconstructed school house, fisherman’s
dwelling and tiny pub-grocer offer additional insights into
rural Irish life in one of the most remote corners of the
country. Find out more
Visitors may wander at leisure through the Village, or join
one of our excellent guided tours. Take a look at how our
ancestors lived, cooked, the beds they lay on, the tools they
used, their means of lighting and heat. Learn how they developed
rich traditions in music, dance and crafts despite the material
hardships of daily life.
Download our brochure....
Browse our well-stocked Craft
Shop with its large selection of books, locally-made knitwear,
tapestries, and handcrafts, or relax in the Tearoom
for a warm bowl of soup, a chat and maybe a delicious Irish
coffee. Tapestry/craft workshops and traditional music and
Irish culture events are also held at the Folk Village during
the summer. Find out more on our News and
Events page or visit us on Facebook.
The beauty of Glencolmcille
has been drawing visitors for 1,500 years, so why not stay
with us in Glen a little longer to enjoy the rugged scenery,
the fresh Atlantic air, and the many amenities and activities
for visitors, including beaches, hill
walking, golf, diving, early Christian
archaeological sites, traditional music sessions, and
in Irish language and culture.