Irish Famine Cottages, Dingle

3.6
#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. Plan to see Irish Famine Cottages and other attractions that appeal to you using our Dingle vacation builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    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 »
  • August 8, 2017
    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 »
  • July 31, 2017
    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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  • August 29, 2016
    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!
  • July 14, 2016
    Well worth a visit at just €3 and a sober reminder of the 1840's
  • February 20, 2017
    Peaceful and relaxing
  • August 19, 2016
    Ok'ish not that much to see
  • July 20, 2016
    lovely place to see

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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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