The Kerry Bog Village
The Kerry Bog Village gives you a fascinating insight into how people lived and worked in Ireland in the 18th-19th Century.
The village is the only one of its kind in Europe and is a heritage award winner.
It was extensively researched prior to being recreated. Great care was taken to ensure the dwellings that visitors see before them, are exact replicas of those used in Ireland in the 1800’s. Old sites were visited, ruins measured, and old documents consulted. One of the houses was moved from North Kerry and rebuilt within the Bog Village. The village is located in vast bog land. Visitors will learn about the bog, it’s wildlife, and equipment used to extract the turf.
Upon entering the village you will be presented with a brochure that will inform and guide you throughout the scenes. The village contains four period thatched cottages and an old blacksmiths forge. The cottages contain furniture from the era and figurines to re-enact the times.
At the village you will also see the once almost extinct ‘Kerry Bog Ponies’ and Ireland’s most historical and largest dogs ‘The Irish Wolf Hounds’.
Afterwards enjoy a world famous Irish coffee or a bite to eat at the adjacent ‘Red Fox Inn’.