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.

Glencolmcille Folk Village - Open 55 years in 2022

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

Contact information:

Postal address
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Gleann Cholm Cille
County Donegal

Telephone: +353 (074) 9730017