Kerry Bog Village Museum, Glenbeigh

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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2.7/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
The Kerry Bog Village is Ireland's only thatched village and is a National Heritage Award Winner. Educational and fun.

A tribute to the Turf cutters of Ireland. Leave behind the stress and strain of modern day living, relax, and let us take you on a walk through the life and times of people long forgotten!!

The Kerry Bog Village Museum, located on the beautiful 'Ring of Kerry', gives people an insight into how people lived and worked in Ireland in the 18th Century.

The village was well researched prior to being recreated.Great care was taken to ensure the dwellings that visitors see before them, are exact replica's of those used in Ireland in the early 1800's. Old sites were visited, old ruins measured, and old documents consulted.
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  • Start with a drink in The Fox especially an Irish coffee and drink in the atmosphere. Then visit the Bog House Museum (entry fee extra). Various houses set out like it was almost those years ago plus ...  read more »
  • Fairly decent replica village depicting bog life of the past. Times were tough indeed. Sad story about the need to burn bog for fuel. The Irish have endured a lot to get where they are today. Impressi...  read more »
  • This stop took just about 30 mins. Some reconstructed huts with signage explaining them. Good stop for children especially with ponies and Irish Wolfhounds. 
  • Huge tourist trap. I am disappointed I paid any money to visit. Move along to the next point of interest. A few randomly put together houses, 2 Irish Wolfhounds, 1 bog pony, and a few roosters.
  • Tourist trap. Not worth the stop. A few village homes with thatched roof. Some videos of the peat making process. Seems to exist mostly as a spot to send bus tours through and make gift shop sales.
  • Not the best or interesting stop for children but perhaps interesting, but whether dan is worth the long journey you must decide.
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  • Small farmer village of 18th century restored with furniture and supplies at the time. A pony and two dogs depressive complement an array step follichon. Not essential but not outrageous either.
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