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Irish Famine Cottages, Dingle
(3.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to see Irish Famine Cottages and other attractions that appeal to you using our Dingle vacation builder.
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  • Gabriel was an amazing host and fascinating to watch. The famine cottages, even for their sad history, are moving to visit. 
  • Although the attraction is not all that extensive or pristine I highly recommend visiting the cottage and farm. The cottages are vintage and u are able to walk through them. Make sure you take the bro...  more »
  • Thought provoking look into peasant Irish life. We stopped because it was the beginning of our Dingle loop, if it had been later we probably would have passed.