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Doagh Famine Village

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Address: Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 74 937 8078
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A great step back in time

Have to say I really enjoyed my time here. I really felt like I was back in the 1800 s and fair play to the family that runs this place they put on a brilliant display and had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 24, 2016
phillip l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Have to say I really enjoyed my time here. I really felt like I was back in the 1800 s and fair play to the family that runs this place they put on a brilliant display and had a great way of telling the story's of the past generation .we got an understanding of how life was back in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

the guide actually lived in the village back in the day he was amazing there is so much to do and to take in and real slice of history

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Covered Irish history and a lot of politics in different sections. Was an eerie place to be but I loved the secret doors through the Irish political section which covered the IRA and the Toubles. The whole place was fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We went to the famine visit last week when on holiday in Donegal the place was so good the man showing us around was great and had so much information which was so interesting we were so delighted we had gone and would recommend it to everyone to visit

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The Famine Village in Doage was well worth a visit. There was a very well informed guide to take everyone around & tell the stories down through the centuries, which made thwe visit all the more interesting.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Didn't really know what to expect but from the amazingly warm welcome from the girl in shop, to the tour by the best informed guide we have met we loved this place.

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Royston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

There is a sign saying 4 Km - however you need to make sure you take the correct turning, or it is further round the loop in the road. Suggest leaving plenty of time to hear what is said, and then to absorb it all. We found it fascinating and far more there than we expected. Not only about the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Have been to Doagh famine village a few years ago and felt it was much better then than now. Previously the wake was in a small room and was much more realistic, this time it was in a cold shed, very disappointed that there was no tea available! Tea used to b included in the price with home baking! And... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This is a small "village" that once was a private residence. Some much history here about life in the isolated northern region of Ireland through the occupation of the English up to the modern century. Care is taken to provide a full balance of the political and economic climate of the times to give balance to the story that has... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Myself and girlfriend went to doagh famine village Friday 30th September this would be great for tourists as it gives you a history lesson, I enjoyed it and I'm from Ireland, worth a visit

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