Gleann Cholm Cille is a remarkable locale with plenty of ways to spend your time. We have gathered together some information for you and hope you enjoy your time in Glen.

SHARE YOUR STORY – Inis dúinn do Scéal

Maps and Memories A Community Exploration of Space and Place - Glencolmcille Folk Village 11am to 5pm Tuesday 22nd August.


Come to The Folk Village and look at some of the earliest maps of Glencolmcille! This event is an opportunity to explore how the landscape has changed over the last 170 years, and to share your memories and stories with each other about past ways of life.


The landscape of Glencolmcille has undergone great change since the earliest maps were made by the Ordnance Survey over 170 years ago. These detailed maps record old settlement patterns on the cusp of great transition. Over the following decades, famine, industry and the agricultural ‘improvements’ of landlords would irrevocably alter the ancient landscape. While the appearance of the area has changed, earlier ways remain preserved in old places names and memories of past farming practices. This event wants to hear and record these memories.


Glencolmcille Folk Village

Also known as Fr McDyer's Folk Village Museum.

This thatched-roof replica of a rural village in Ireland’s most north westerly county offers a glimpse into daily life as it was during past centuries.

The Folk Village Museum is a cluster of several small cottages, called a ‘clachan’, perched on a hillside overlooking the sandy curve of Glen Bay Beach in the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) of South West Donegal. Designed, built and maintained by the local people, the Folk Village is one of Ireland's best living-history museums.

Visitors may wander at leisure through the Village, or join one of the excellent guided tours. Take a look at how our ancestors lived, cooked, the beds they lay on, the tools they used, their means of lighting and heat. Learn how they developed rich traditions in music, dance and crafts despite the material hardships of daily life.

Tea House open daily for home baking, soup and sandwiches. Please book ahead for large groups.

Glencolmcille Folk VIllage, Glencolmcille, County Donegal

Open from Easter Saturday until September 30th.
Dé Luain - Dé Sathairn 10 am - 6 pm
Mon - Sat 10 am - 6 pm
Dé Domhnaigh 12 noon - 6 pm
Sunday 12 noon - 6 pm

Tour prices are as follows:
Adults €4.50
Senior €4.00
Group €4.00 (over 11 pax.)
Students €4.00
Children over 7 year €2.50 (Under 7 years free)
Family €12.00 (2 adults & 3 children)

Contact information:

Postal address
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Gleann Cholm Cille
County Donegal

Telephone: +353 (074) 9730017