Kerry Bog Village Museum, Glenbeigh
(3/5 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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  • We stopped here as part of an organised coach trip and although some people think half an hour is enough I would rather have had longer so I could really be mentally taken back and experience the deva...  more »
  • This was our first stop on the ring of Kerry, and how cute it was! Cheap admission, and lots of information on local culture! Kids would love this place, and I thoroughly enjoyed how well it was recre...  more »
  • The care and detail given to the construction of this "living" museum is an eye-opening experience. I'd heard of the Potato Famine but information within the village really brought home how utterly de...  more »
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  • We stopped here as part of an organised coach trip and although some people think half an hour is enough I would rather have had longer so I could really be mentally taken back and experience the devastating effects the potato famine had on the people of Ireland all those years ago!! There are reconstructed cottages of all levels of people in society at the time. Very, very interesting and not to be rushed - definitely worth a visit.
  • It is easy to imagine how people lived back then. The Irish Coffee was excellent, if small in size.
  • 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.
  • A tourist trap at the beginning of the ring of Kerry. Interesting, but nothing more. Who is making the tour with children, should stop here.
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