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Glencolmcille Folk Village Museum

Glencolmcille Folk Village Museum is located in the scenic village Glencolmcille in County Donegal. Also known as Father McDyer's Folk Village Museum, it was so named following the tireless work by Father McDyer in helping establish a strong community and basic facilities in the area to help reduce the levels of emigration. Road improvements followed and small business enterprises such as knitting and agriculture endeavors offered hope for the people living in the area.

Father McDyer also spearheaded the Folk Village Museum project. The Museum consists of thatched houses representing the cottage types of the area during the previous three hundred years complete with furnishings and artifacts donated by members of the local community. The museum has expanded over the years to include a craft shop, school, shebeen and a teahouse.
Co. Donegal

Rating: 9.75/10 (4 ) 




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