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Doagh Famine Village

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Address: Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 74 93 78078
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We visited while staying in Ballyliffin and have to say the owners were lovely and welcoming. They were really informative and would totally recommend it. We could have stayed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We visited while staying in Ballyliffin and have to say the owners were lovely and welcoming. They were really informative and would totally recommend it. We could have stayed longer but had afternoon tea booked at our hotel and had to dash off. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. Very extensive and takes quite a while to take it all in. Gives a history of how families lived and survived in the Famine of 1840's-very moving. Has a nice little Tea House which also caters for coffee drinkers, all included in entrance fee.

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belfast
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

if near here worth the visit, tea /coffee biscuits with admission [7.50 euro] and excellent guide and attractions, for all ages,

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Bangor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

A real labour of love by a man passionate about Irish history and how his remote donegal community has evolved. Pat is knowledgeable and full of humour and presented a very balanced view of events in Ireland. You could spend hours reading all the information panels. It is not a slick interactive museum but is a wonderful experience that includes... More 

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Derry city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

On a beautiful April Sunday my wife and I decided to visit the doagh famine village in donegal,the area is beautiful with stunning views across the bay at the visitors car park,we received a wonderful warm welcome from the lady at the desk who brought us to our tour guide pat,who was full of craic and really friendly,great knowledge of... More 

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Belleville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

we wanted to see a representation of the famine, a long with some of the history of the Irish people. This was a wonderful exhibit of both. Our tour guide was very informative, had some humour, and easy to hear. The displays were pretty detailed. We didn't go into the haunted part, as both felt it took away from the... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have walked in the Doagh famine village with not so many expectations. Our host at the B&B thought it would be a great experience for me since I am passionate by history and these days - Irish history. I loved the fact that the museum was opened to public by the person who lived with the family in those... More 

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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

An interesting and educational experience on how life was like in the difficult times in the past.a special thanks to majella who was very heipful and courteous.a host of tools and instruments are all on view.forgot to mention majella will provided free tea and scones before the tour starts Mervyn and lilian

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I visited the Doagh Famine Village on 4 April with my mother who had been before and was keen to see it again. The cottages you can see on the website are only the tip of the iceberg, with much more of interest (for young and old) unfolding behind them. The guide, Pat, was hugely informative and entertaining, and deserves... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was just amazing all for a few euros with tea and biscuits to end your visit. Tour guide was so very interesting and had great knowledge of the area, loved the scary house gave a few screams

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