This cottage isn’t a replica; it’s a real dwelling, maintained as it would have been at the time it was abandoned during the Great Famine years of the mid-19th century. The humble stone building, scattered with pieces of furniture, is a stark and haunting sight, perched on a windswept cliff overlooking the coast. Sheep and horses graze nearby, adding to the feeling of wildness and isolation. You can’t go inside, but looking in through the windows gives a powerful enough impression of what life was really like for the rural poor. Kids get a little bowl of feed to give to the animals in the field. Note: The cottage is a short walk uphill from the parking lot, so it may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.
Dingle Peninsula› Attraction
Irish Famine Cottage
Signposted from R559 (Slea Head Drive), Ventry, Co. Kerry
Our Rating Neighborhood If approaching from the west, sign is just after the turning for Dunbeg Fort Hours Apr–Oct daily 10am–6pm Phone 066/915-6241 (or 087/762-2617) Prices Admission €4 adults; €3 children Web site Irish Famine Cottage
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