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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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Informative, well set out with covered walkways for the Co Donegal weather. Travelled with father in his 80s, son aged 11 and our golden retriever. Managable for all, we all got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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West Bretton, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Informative, well set out with covered walkways for the Co Donegal weather. Travelled with father in his 80s, son aged 11 and our golden retriever. Managable for all, we all got something different from the experience. Possibly the best trip to Co Donegal, including trip across to the Antrim Coast. Wholehearted recommendation.

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a return trip to Doagh Famine Village and we enjoyed it. If you are in Donegal please go see it as it brings you on a trip from the famine right up to the Peace Process. Tea and a slice of bread are included in the admission price.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I don't know what we expected but it wasn't this! The personal tour was interesting, exciting , and very emotional. It consists of all of Ireland's long history right up to the present time - not just the famine. Really well done.

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went here on the 25th August with the wife and kids. Well worth a visit. Lashings of tea and coffee and wheaten bread before the tour started. Even a we bun for my wife's birthday. Tour guide very knowledgeable and lived in one of the houses.A very education and enjoyable tour. Well presented and give a good idea of life... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We all enjoyed the Famine Village so much we ended up wiping the rest of our plans for the day and staying on much longer than expected. We were captivated by the beautiful storytelling skills of the tour guide who took us through a modern history of Ireland in a way we felt was objective and incredibly interesting. This place... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A piece of social history brought to life by knowledgeable staff. One for the adults! Real life stories often neglected by history books.

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Initially, this is a slow burner...you pay your Euro 7.50 and are invited to go to the tea room before your tour. This is the weird bit...pots of tea or coffee, a half slice of wheaten bread and a half dozen Rich Tea biccys in a long gloomy room...all quite joyless and you start to think 'uh oh'....BUT...stick with it... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Brilliant presentation of our heritage. The old village buildings are brought to life by the professionalism of the guides. You leave the village with a wealth of knowledge of our forefathers, how they lived through famine, landlord-ism and foreign domination. Modern history is reunited with the past by well practiced storytellers. The tea / coffee break is an additional bonus... More 

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Derry. N.Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Brought American friends here. They were enthral led. What wonderful insights into Irish history. The fact that this was the original home of the owner was evocative of times gone by. The scone & tea beforehand made a big impression on our friends. They only had one half complaint and that was that the guide, in his enthusiasm spoke a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you come here, come here for as long as possible. You could quite easily spend a whole day here. We have children aged 3 and 7, the tour was too much for my 3 year old but my 7 year old found it fascinating. The lady at the kiosk was one of the nicest people I've met, so kind... More 

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