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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. Plan to see Irish Famine Cottages and other attractions that appeal to you using our Dingle vacation builder.
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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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  • Interesting, jarring but really visually informative view of living situations. This was the only location we encountered on our Wild Atlantic Way driving trip that allowed us to experience a what the...  more »
  • I truely loved this place, it was like going back in time. There is a lot of uphill walking involved so not for the elderly. You can see the waves crashing on the rocks across the street from the top....  more »
  • We stopped to see the sheepdog demo and the cottages, the animals were an unexpected bonus. After walking up the hill we were told the demo was for the bus tour but the man with the stick does them. W...  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