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Irish Famine Cottages, Dingle

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Experience life on the farm at Irish Famine Cottages, a cottage built using stone and mud in the 19th century. Discover how people ate, how animals were kept, and how inhabitants told time during this somber period. Just behind the cottage, look for a large beehive hut believed to have lasted 800 years. Today the cottages are used for working sheepdog performances, and you can watch these sheep-farmers and their dogs herding livestock. Use our Dingle trip maker website to visit Irish Famine Cottages on your trip to Dingle, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Irish Famine Cottages located here are a rustic memorial as a reminder of the tragedy of the famines. These cottages are becoming more rare in Ireland as many have been demolished due to lack of.....  more
    The Irish Famine Cottages located here are a rustic memorial as a reminder of the tragedy of the famines. These cottages are becoming more rare in Ireland as many have been demolished due to lack of.....  more »
  • Definitely worth seeing. The mannequins should be removed because they detract from the historical reality. Since the house was abandoned, it should be left the way it was. But everyone should be.....  more
    Definitely worth seeing. The mannequins should be removed because they detract from the historical reality. Since the house was abandoned, it should be left the way it was. But everyone should be.....  more »
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  • Famine was an awful period in Irlande and you can learn more about it either from the leaflet and/or the explanation given in the inside of the house. If it’s on your way to see other places and you have time, it can be an interesting point to stretch your legs and give some food to animals (provided by the owner of the place). But should it be your destination, I would recommend rethinking your plans. Btw - Some animals urgently need hooves trimming. :( Ticket -3€ / person. No card payment. Free parking in front of it. A little bit of walk up to get there.
  • 3 euro/pp, the cottages are interesting and have some notes on history, but the highlight for us was feeding the animals (free)

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