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Quirky but worthwhile

I’d characterize this as less of a “famine” village and more of a quick tour through Ireland’s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Casey128685
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Amazing Collection of History

When staying at Redcastle Hotel we decided to pop into the village. It has been well constructed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’d characterize this as less of a “famine” village and more of a quick tour through Ireland’s history, post British Invasion. The guide is a colorful fellow and the “village” is constructed on his family’s property. You’ll learn a lot about what life was like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When staying at Redcastle Hotel we decided to pop into the village. It has been well constructed and covers the History of the Island of Ireland right up to present. There has been a lot of thought and love put into it and would highly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this village. tour guide very informative although he talked a bit fast (maybe difficult for foreigners to understand!) enjoyed seeing how poteen was distilled. Tour finished up in a lovely tea room.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Our large Family group of 14 people aged 15 yrs up to 80yrs all enjoyed our visit to the Doagh Famine Village. We received a very warm welcome on arrival , were guided through the’village’ by Pat who explained with humour his tremendous knowledge of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eoin10
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Myself and fiancé recently visited Doagh Famine Village on a weekend away in October 2018. From start to finish, this place was absolutely amazing. When we arrived, we were greeted by a lovely lady in the gift shop (regretfully I didn't get her name). She...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Travelled with a group specifically to see the Famine Village. Everyone was very impressed with the exhibits and all the different buildings they have covering so much of the history of the area, and Ireland as a whole. They've expanded the exhibits so much since...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katie R
Reviewed October 26, 2018

A terrific achievement by the Doherty family to design and "deliver" this extensive display with numerous tableaux. It's absolutely fascinating and we could have spent much more time there had our coach tour itinerary allowed.Hugely informative with humorous, yet pointed, dialogue from Pat, the owner....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We had such a lovely visit here. The tour is really interesting and Pat’s stories were very informative. Following the tour we had tea and scones in the cafe which has stunning views. Take your walking shoes, the beach is well worth the walk. Would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MandaScotland
Reviewed October 21, 2018

The Doherty family designed and run this precious museum. I was very impressed by the exhibit. Many aspect of Irish history and life, including the famine, all well done. Our guide, Patrick Doherty was extremely knowledgeable. A surprise, located in a beautiful setting near a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob W
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Came across Doagh Famine village by chance. An incredibly thought provoking place. Pat, the guide, has such a personal link to the village and is so interesting to listen to. His stories from the past to the present are beautiful to hear. Only spent a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Amanda F | Reviewed this property |
We paid in euros.
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Hi I did see one little dog, but he wasnt allowed into one or two of the exhibit rooms, thanks Linda
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