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Doagh Famine Village

Address: Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 74 93 78078
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Having visited the Famine Village in October, 2013 it was on top of my "wish list" when I returned to Donegal for a few days in October, 2014. On my arrival, and much to my surprise, the lady at the Reception remembered me from my previous visit!! As was the case last year, being the final week of opening the... More 

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donegal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Visited Santa's Lapland last weekend. Rang during the week and got a cancellation. A lovely lady took our booking and advised what the experience would entail. From her delightful description, we were really looking forward to it. It didn't disappoint. Show was fabulous, (including the donkey!) Santa and elves really engaged with the children making it a very personal experience... More 

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Northern Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited with three children on last weekend in November to the Doagh Santa Village. It is very clear why this is so popular. The remote location adds to the magical feel and both adults and children got a lot from the experience. Highly recommended.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Went here on the 28th of November 2014, the village turns into santas lapland. It was fantasic my children aged 10, 7 and 2 loved it. Santa picked the kidd out by name and address and even got me and my husband up which was brilliant so magical for the kids. They have a santa show were santa cone down... More 

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Largs, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The whole experience was magic. from one man who had actually lived in one of the houses to another who made the place come alive. Much better than a museum

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Pat, the tour guide has read and researched his subjects extensively. His presentation style is engaging. In 15 minutes he had explained the social, political and cultural circumstances that led to the perfect storm of the potato famine. He went on to tie it together with modern Irish history, demonstrating how there is a risk of repeating errors of the... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Was a great attraction, but not into that sort of thing, just went for something to do . Staff were excellent and so friendly... answered every question without as much as a stutter, defiantly knew there stuff .... would recommend it as a one time visit sort of thing! Can not say one bad thing

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at the Doagh Famine Village at 1pm on Sunday and were told that if we came back at 2 we could go on the spook walk and see the famine village. So we returned in the afternoon and did the spook walk first. This was probably more for kids but we did learn some interesting information about Irish... More 

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A very worthwhile visit for adults and children. Great fun as well as a very balanced view on history. I lost my phone there and they made great efforts to locate me and delivered it to my hotel --well beyond the call of duty!

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Culdaff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely trip to the Doagh Famine Village today, which is located in the beautiful Isle of Doagh, surrounded by sandy beaches and rugged mountains. We received a warm welcome from the family that run the famine village. The tour guide was very informative and full of interesting facts. The famine village gives a great insight into life... More 

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