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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, Sights & Landmarks
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County Donegal, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is a wonderful experience for anyone interested in history. In a most magical setting Doagh Village marries history with the world today.. The lesson - some things never change!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Great experience in the heart of Inishowen. Walking around this Famine village and hearing all the stories was well worth it. The narrator was excellent and very well versed in history. Well worth a visit for all ages. Beautiful beach outside too looking over on to Lag, at Malin. Very picturesque.

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County Donegal, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I could not believe we had such a "gem" in Inishowen. One of the best experiences of my life was travelling around this Famine village and hearing all the stories. The narrator was excellent and very well versed in history. Well worth a visit from everybody. You will not be disappointed.

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County Donegal, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very interesting history lovely countryside and stunning views lovely walks people are very welcoming the guides know there history we really enjoyed our day

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
70 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Whilst staying in Londonderry we heard about the famine village so drove there through the lovely remote countryside of Donegal. It's certainly very different and interesting, not only describing what happened during the potato famine of the 1840's causing about a million deaths, but also the fact that about a million more emigrated. The staff have worked hard to try... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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