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Doagh Famine Village

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Address: Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 74 93 78078
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Recommended - it's so much more than the name suggests

This is in part a history lesson, brought to life, and in part a series of mini-experiences of aspects of life in rural Ireland. It's much more fun than the title suggests. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
richard c
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is in part a history lesson, brought to life, and in part a series of mini-experiences of aspects of life in rural Ireland. It's much more fun than the title suggests. The guides are clear, friendly and knowledgable. It's very good value and very worthwhile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To write a review, Tripadvisor mention as a category, family (with teens ) or family with (Young children ) We are a FAMILY of Husband and wife and Mummy, meaning there is no category on their site for their question of ( WHAT SORT OF VISIT WAS THIS?) Maybe they might think of adding one in, as you cannot write... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought I knew most about d famine but I have found out so much more will definitely be back with the children

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to say....I wouldn't get my hopes up about going....although fairly educational it was hilarious in parts!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove out to the Famine Village after a night which amounted to five minute's sleep due to a local wedding at the hotel we were staying in and were not in the best of spirits. On arrival at the village, we were greeted with amazing scenery and immediately felt that we were in an unspoilt part of Ireland. We... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We expected to go to a reconstructed famine village, to hear stories of hardship from villagers who had been directly affected by the Famine. Instead we found ourselves in a museum that was as much about Irish politics and the Northern Ireland Peace Process as it is about the Famine. Nor, surprisingly, did the shop stock any books about the... More 

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Thank Robert H
County Donegal, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Famine village at the start of August and I must say I was very impressed with how authentic the place is. From the very informative talk from pat and Shaun to the fantastic displays, this is an excellent place to visit if you are at all interested in our history. We throughly enjoyed our visit here and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent guides brought history to life and the fasinating origin of words and expressions used to day. Good visual presentations to interest all ages of children. Set in a beautiful coastal setting with fantastic sandy beaches. Also a gift shop and great cafe/restaurant with dreamy views - the best homemade soup ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the way to malin head.. seen a sign for the famine museum.. arrived to big car park with cafe on site.. the village is set on the coast.. the views around the village are spectacular.. the coastal inlets the rocky sand dunes amazing... the village itself has multiple small old irish cottages with different scene settings.. the tour is... More 

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County Offaly, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour guide very knowledgeable on irish history. Many items on display brought back childhood memories. The village is well laid out. This tour is well worth doing, a great tourist attraction.

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