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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 the museum during a family holiday in Donegal. My wife and I are second generation Irish immigrants to Scotland, and as part of the Irish diaspora the story of An... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Uddingston, United Kingdom
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Uddingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum during a family holiday in Donegal. My wife and I are second generation Irish immigrants to Scotland, and as part of the Irish diaspora the story of An Gorta Mor has always been of interest to us. The museum offers so much more, however, than a history of the great hunger. It offers insight into how... More 

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Chalgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

When driving down the little country lanes, we were not sure what was in store for us, but on arrival we received a truly warm Irish welcome. We were then guided into the tea hall, and served lovely hot tea, with bread and jam. Absolutely great, felt like being welcomed into someone's front room. We were then introduced to Pat,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Whilst staying in Castle rock as part of a group of 6 adults we decided to take the ferry over to Donegal for a different day out. As we had no specific agenda we stopped for coffee at the Cosy Cottage in the town of Moville. The waitress was asked what was of interest in the local area and she... More 

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Manchester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

What a GREAT place to visit. We really enjoyed ourselves, one of our favorite places to have visited in Ireland. We loved the way the entire place was set up, so informative from the famine right up to today. Loved it so much

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We visited Doagh Famine Village expecting a small attraction talking about the potato famine.It is so much more.A really interesting place giving a real snapshot of the hard life endured in Ireland up to recent times.The guide is so knowledgeable because he lived this life.If you are in the area it definitely is a must see.

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Our first visit even though we live locally, we were very impressed by everything about the center. Its a lovely well presented and friendly run attraction. The guided tour was very informative and interesting. The center itself is far bigger than it appears from the road with many different aspects to it. Well worth a visit and great value for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Doagh Famine Village was very interesting. It's a must-do if you visit the Inishowen peninsula. It has been built by someone who actually lived in one of the cottages in the past. Try to ensure you get in one of the talks he gives at the start. Pat really puts across extremely well what it must have been like... More 

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Providenciales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Doagh Famine Village is a powerful and fascinating experience that presents not only Ireland's history and its people, but its history and people in the context of today's world economy. This attraction is equally entertaining and thought-provoking. Upon arrival, guests are invited to have tea prior to the start of the tour. Our guide, Patrick Doherty, is also the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Stopped here whilst on a short break in Donegal with my husband and elderly parents. Welcomed by Majella and then given an excellent guided tour by Pat. It is really interesting, educational and gives a true record of important historical events in Ireland and how it impacted on the the lives of its people. Pat's narrative was unbiased and included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

In the time that myself and the wife spent there I learned more than I ever did in school. The tour guide was pleasant, easy to listen to and made sense when he spoke about the Irish history. I hated history in school! but this was class stuff. The tour guide himself was a resident of the village up until... More 

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