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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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Rockhampton
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Would definitely recommend the experience. The country side and information provided during the tour is exceptional. The people involved are very friendly and extremely helpful. If you have time drive down to the castle on the coast and visit the waterfall at Clonmany, the ice cream is fantastic.....

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a classic rip-off pit. Preys on ignorant tourists. If you know that the Great Famine occurred sometime between 1500 and 2014, that the Battle of the Boyne occurred sometime between 200 and 2014, that the Boyne is a river and nor a shopping center in Hamburg, that most people have two legs and one head, and that the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was an excellent way to pass a couple of hours. It's a bit off the beaten track but well worth the time spent in getting there. We arrived early and as there was a little while to wait until the next tour, we were invited to have tea and soda bread in the refectory area. It was very welcome... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a fascinating insight into the lives and times of the people who lived in the North West during the awful Famine era. For €7 it is very good value. The museum exhibition is quite extensive but is all under cover, and even though it rained quite heavily the day we were there, we stayed good and dry. The... More

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Such an interesting place. Our guide was spellbinding and the entire group listened intently as he spoke about the famine and the way people lived. We were welcomed by a very friendly lady and then greeted with soda bread and biscuits and tea and then led on a tour around the village. For €7 it is excellent value for money... More

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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Interesting and informative tour explaining what life was like in Doagh and how the harsh Atlantic coast made life difficult but also provided the essentials for living. Our guide was informative and happy to answer any questions we had. Friendly and approachable staff. Everything was under cover so need to worry about the weather. Plenty to see and do after... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Excellent morning out. Very informative and plenty of time for viewing at your own pace after the tour. Definitely worth a visit. The tour leader and lady in the shop were very helpful both times our family visited.

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gewkcgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Excellent value for money and very educational. Suitable for visits on dry or wet days. Tea Coffee, bread and biscuits included in entry price. Stunning scenery around the museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is well work the value. 2 adults and 2 kids €25. Cuppa tea and some wheaten bread included and then a fabulous tour. Lots of laughs with some serious stuff. Will return before I'm snuffed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I really enjoyed this experience. The tour guide grew up in the first thatched cottage that he took me to and it felt like a very personal tour; full of local/national/international history and tales from the elders. The history ranged from prior the famine to the Troubles and the tour guide gave me a detailed account of everything in between.... More

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