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Faha, Slea Head, Ventry, Dingle, Kerry, Republic of Ireland
This old cottage, built of stone and mud, is a relic of famine times in Ireland. It was built in the early 19th century and is located in Ventry, County Kerry.
The Famine Cottage is a historical insight to how a large Irish family lived during famine days.
The cottage is built from mud and stone and originally consisted of two rooms and a loft. It originally had a thatch roof, but in 1860 the Earl of Cork had the roof changed to a slate roof, which made it one of the earliest slated cottages in the area. They also added a further bedroom at this time.
There are outhouses on site also which were built in 1880 and they would have housed the farm animals during the winter months.