Kerry Bog Village, Ballincleave, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry
Situated on the Ring of Kerry, between Killorglin and Glenbeigh, lies the Kerry Bog Village Museum which has re-created how people lived and worked in the Ireland of the 18th and 19th centuries. Through the measuring and visiting of old sites and ruins and consultation of documents from the period, great care has been taken to ensure that the village is representative of how life was for the people of the era and is the only one of its kind in Europe.
You can see the thatched homes of the turf-cutter, thatcher, labourer and blacksmith, with the home of the latter being brought stone by stone from the village of Brosna in the north of Kerry.
Located on bog land, you can also see the Kerry Bog Ponies, a species close to extinction and which the Kerry Bog Village are actively involved in breeding in a bid to preserve this unique species.
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