The Kerry Bog Village, located on the beautiful Ring of Kerry gives you a fascinating insight into how people lived and worked in Ireland in the late 19th Century. The village is the only one of its kind in Europe and is one of Kerry’s leading tourist attractions. Ideal for families and tourists with spacious parking. Step back in time and take a wonderful look at Ireland’s rural history, heritage and lifestyle. Visitors will experience the culture, customs and living conditions of their great ancestors through the famine years, and late 19th century. The village has period thatched cottages, fully furnished with authentic antiques, complete with sound effects and figurines. Outdoors, they display a fabulous array of rural farm equipment, used by turf cutters and farmers of the time period.
The Kerry Bog Village is set at the foot of the Mcgillycuddy Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range. The Village is surrounded by the extensive Bog lands of Ballintleave. They show how workers cultivated the peat for fuel in bygone days, and how the turf was a primary source for heating the home and cooking. At the museum entrance, they offer a comprehensive booklet to visitors. The brochure explains in detail, all the cottages and points of interest. Their information comes in: English, Irish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Japanese and many more languages. Their museum takes pride in providing educational and fun facts to people who visit them. They achieve this through various information points, self-explanatory displays, and from their staff, who are always willing and ready to help with any queries.