Irish Famine Cottages, Dingle

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#4 of 11 in Historic Sites in Dingle
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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  • We made a pit stop to this important site on our ride around the Dingle Peninsula. It is a great site to receive an education about the Potato Famine and the lives of Irish Peasants. It also has a gre...  more »
  • Thousands fled Ireland, and thousands more perished during the Famine. Occasionally, people need to be reminded of not only the suffering, but the resurrection of the people and the area. Definitely w...  more »
  • Cottages were interesting. Herding demo was great with Sailor and Buzz. Fun to watch and learn about their training. I want a border collie!  more »
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  • Do not visit! Really not worth the money. I felt betrayed. Pay If you are interested in a couple of worn out dolls sitting in an old barn!
  • Well worth a visit at just €3 and a sober reminder of the 1840's
  • Peaceful and relaxing
  • Ok'ish not that much to see
  • lovely place to see

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Where to stay in Dingle

Dingle Town represents a relaxed, artistic destination known for having plenty of affordable bed and breakfasts and other specialty accommodations. Many of these cluster right in the town's center, although the town also has a number of hotels, hostels, and other lodging for tourists. Here it's even normal to stumble upon a pub offering accommodation. A more luxurious (and often costly) option for travelers taking in the beauty of this peninsula is to stay in a scenic guesthouse overlooking Dingle Bay, which you can find in or right outside of town.
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