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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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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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68 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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lisburn
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Included in the price is tea and bread and biscuits. There are a number of small cottages. Its whats behind these that is amazing . Don't what to go into a lot of details and spoil the surprises. Very good and very deceiving. It will take you longer to get round than you think and there is always something new... More

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leeds
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well worth a trip........I have visited twice with the kids and it was them (10 and 12 ) who asked if we could visit the second time. But don't go straight home after your visit, go down to the beach to extend your visit

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County Down, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We attended as a family oldest 44 and youngest 8. Tour very reasonably priced, guide was so informative and witty. We all came away with a something and although this is described as a famine village you get so much more. Tour starts in the 1800's and is brought right up to present day from statistics to paintings. We took... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

this attraction is varied in that it deals with several periods in the history of the area. The guide is Pat who was born and raised in the house that is at the centre of the village. He only left in 1982! He is one of the most knowledgeable guides I've had anywhere and he is local and very committed... More

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