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Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
353 74 93 78078
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: On the way to Malin Head in County Donegal, take the time to detour out to Doagh Isle, to the Famine Musuem. Parking is readily available, and the... more »
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

This looks like a very unassuming place. The entry way belies the vast space beyond and the artefacts are not sparkling clean. You are taken on a unique and measured travel through Irelands past and the troubles. We could spend hours listening to the guide as he steared us round the houses rooms and exhibits. Very humbling, honest and as... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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78 reviews 78 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

But do not go very far out of your way to see this. You will learn some nice to know data points but I did not find it to be a great source of learning. It's clean & very well maintained. There is not much to do outside of the main attraction.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

nothing to dislike.this was a great bit of irish history,good guide and plenty to see all for 7.50 euros.well worth a visit.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Ive read some of the "terrible" reviews and find them really harsh. I never heard of this place, saw the road sign and decided to go for a look. I thought it was very interesting, funny at times andgood value at €7.50. Some people seem to want to get a degree in famine studies and afternoon tea at the shelbourne... More

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Susan Weckbaugh
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109 reviews 109 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I can't believe the previous post that slams this place. Our guide was so informative and interesting we sat in twice on his talk about the "wake." The safe house replicas where you have to find the hidden doors to get out were sadly reminiscent of the Holocaust times where Jews hid in the walls. As you walk along the... More

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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Spent over two hours looking at everything so represents very good value for money - €7.50 for an adult and €5 for a child. Also included in the entrance fee is tea/coffee and gorgeous soda bread/biscuits which you can have at the beginning or end of your tour. Offers an insight into Donegal and the North of Ireland. While it... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I wasn't sure how much there would be at this village, so was surprised how much information there is here. A guide takes you through for a while and provides some really interesting information on history. After the guided part of the tour you can wander as you please for as long as you like. They provide tea/coffee with biscuits... More

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I had heard of Doagh Famine Village as THE place to visit for the insight it gave into the famine - really??? At first sight it looks okay, but once inside, what a disappointment. The displays are amateurish in the extreme - for example the figures outside looked like poles with heads on top and cloth draped over the "bodies".... More

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Dromara, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

a very warm welcome and very informative .some displays are poorly displayed i don't think the spooky rooms are in keeping with the museum,maybe a room with irish superstitions would make a better display.but a very enjoyable day out.

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dublin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We visited the famine village on Thursday 17th July .The village is located on the Isle of Doagh which is located just off the main Ballyliffen- Carndonagh road .The route to the village is well sign posted .We were met at reception by a very pleasant lady. The tour is given by a man who once lived in one of... More

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