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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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A Gem of a find, soooo underrated, highly recommended

Didn't expect a huge amount out of this as I was killing a morning with the kiddies. Exceptionally underrated this place was class with something for parents and children. The... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Didn't expect a huge amount out of this as I was killing a morning with the kiddies. Exceptionally underrated this place was class with something for parents and children. The staff were friendly and the tour was amazing loads of tidbits and nuggets of information. Fun and a little educational, defiantly worth a visit and so underrated. The tea and... More 

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Thank Paul C
Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best guided tour ever one of the most informative tour ever taken.How rough life was in the early 1900s.Took a walk around the beach's afterwards fantastic

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Thank ainehennelly
Larne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a visit with lovely staff and owner's. I didn't expect this attraction to be so good. Everything is explained in great detail with plenty of time to look around. A thought provoking experience I left this place feeling slightly humbled......

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Thank Reah B
Belfast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great experience at Doagh Famine Village, from the moment we arrived until departure Pat & his staff couldn't do enough for us, any questions was answered perfectly.

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Thank tullycarnetblues
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This amazing village offers many interactive exhibits about various aspects of life in this area from mid 1800's to 1980's. Patrick our local guide was most informative, he interestingly related his knowledge to what was happening in other countries during the same period. More importantly he was able to share how this history, in many wayshas shaped the present day.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to go and hear about some history and how to live .... Yes I enjoyed it again I would strongly recommend if you are visiting Ireland to go and see even in the hard times the Irish never give up . And the friendly staff you get to meet

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Thank Michael D
County Donegal, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting place to go plenty to look at and the tour is great to list and look at how it was years ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a very good day at the famine village. friendly staff and very informative lots to learn and see.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had my doubts about this attraction but went at the recommendation of a local friend. I was pleasently surprised by how well this is done. The hardships of Irish people over the last 200 years is explained with dioramas and recreated settings. The experience is sobering and worthwhile.

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Downpatrick, County Down
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this site while on holidays, beautiful cottages showing how life was during the famine and how hard life was but still struggled on, lots of history to be told and interesting stories, friendly staff and very informative also a good gift shop

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