West Cork Model Railway Village, Clonakilty

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Discover the region's railway line as it existed in the 1940s at West Cork Model Railway Village. This handmade miniature world features working trains and replicas of local railway towns. Look closely to discover delightful details such as busy market scenes. The indoor interpretive room offers the opportunity to learn more about the towns and the many people who worked on the railway. Little ones will not only have fun watching the trains but can let off their own steam in the soft playroom. Don't leave without visiting the on-site tea room, set in an repurposed train carriage. The attraction also offers narrated train tours around Clonakilty. Before you visit Clonakilty, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Half of the site was closed or under construction. No one told us at the entrance, we paid full price. Gift shop closed also. Not the best time a Clonakilty.
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  • Visited last week following recommendations but absolutely terrible visit, extremely disappointed. We were a group of 10 adults and children so paid quite a sizable entrance fee. Only one model train ...  more »
  • My boyfriend turned into a ten year old following the model trains around miniature Clonakilty/Bandon/Kinsale towns! He marvelled at how many were on the tracks and the detail of the little villages. ...  more »
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  • Such a lot of work has gone into this the realistic sounds, models depicting olden times in Ireland, it is so well done it's unbelievable
  • Great attraction for children! My 6 old child enjoyed village train trip, train models, outside play ground. The attraction has plenty of picnic places inside and close to parking place.
  • Beautiful setting. Bring a picnic as there's tables outside overlooking the sea. Models are impressive. Indoor play area and outdoor playground. Didn't try the cafe. Road train will take you around the town. Nice way to spend a couple of hours and kids enjoyed it.
  • Place is nice but you better not to expect big WOW. It's nicely maintain but you can see around that time there stops , old dirty toilets and visible lack of reinvesting money is big down size .But I still think that it's wort it to go( just maybe once)
  • A must see, with pretty an amazing staff. This place was one of my wife's happiest memories whilst in Ireland. Thanks guys.

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