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Wild Donegal & Glencolmcille

Killybegs, Ireland

Wild Donegal & Glencolmcille


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Delve into the culture and traditions of wonderfully remote Donegal County by browsing the Glencolmcille Folk Village, a replica of a rural village that presents life as it was centuries ago. A panoramic drive will showcase the county’s wild remote setting, which should put you in just the right frame of mind to experience rural life dating back to the 18th century. You might meander through a thatched-roof pub, an authentic fisherman’s cottage, a craft shop full of locally made merchandise and a school house with a display of poetry by Welsh author Dylan Thomas, who spent considerable time in Donegal. Other highlights include a traditional music performance, a snack of scones and tea, and a revealing talk on home remedies for ailments. Be sure to ask about Father McDyer, who created the folk village in 1967 to employ locals who were emigrating in large numbers because work was scarce.

• Enjoy a leisurely drive through a ruggedly scenic, remote area of County Donegal.
• Browse a folk village of thatched-roof homes that replicates rural life centuries ago.
• Hear a traditional music performance, snack on scones and interact with the locals.

Need to Know:

This tour includes approximately 1 1/2 hours of moderate uphill walking/standing; There will be some inclines, steps and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable non slip walking shoes are recommended.

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Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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