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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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Great place to visit!

Great tour & very informative. The lady in charge is brilliant & so friendly. Stunning location too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Aberlour, United Kingdom
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Aberlour, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great tour & very informative. The lady in charge is brilliant & so friendly. Stunning location too.

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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived there was no tour for 30 mins, so we browsed around the dark shop, read the information on the board at the door about the family who had lived there, and peeped over the surrounding fence. The sight of an old tractor, with what looked like a shop display dummy dressed in an old woman's clothes convinced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent. No other way to describe it. Insightful tour guides lead an interesting and educational tour, which also provides a sense of humour and brilliantly links the past to the present. Superb.

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Thank Seán M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very informative visit to doagh famine village. Very reasonably priced for such a big display. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Booklet was a great addition to the tour. I was able to look over the info when i got home again. Would throughly recommend a visit. Will definitely be back again.

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Thank marcusanderson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour guide was brilliant! So much information and the lady in the gift shop was so friendly! Gave us advice on where to visit next!

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

'Village' is a slight misnomer - there are a few restored post-famine houses, one of which was lived in by our guide. The famine part is actually a very interesting museum, consisting of large reconstructions and dioramas. It is Patrick, the guide, who lifts the rating to five stars. He is so informative and engaging. I learned so much.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled the one hour or so from Bruncana to visit the Doagh Famine Village. The tour guide is a resident and his ancestors lived through the famine years so he was passionate, well informed and insightful. He was able to relate modern events to the mistakes of past societies and governments without being political. The various displays were realistic... More 

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Naas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a pity I can't give this a 10 out of 5. I've a huge interest in history and social studies so you could say I'm prejudiced. HOWEVER have never come across as interesting an exhibition and the presentation was brilliant. DO NOT MISS THIS

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there as part of an organised coach trip. On arrival were given tea, biscuits and soda bread - very nice touch. Very informative visit with an excellent guided tour by the owner. Plenty to see and history very clearly explained. Nicely laid out with easy access. Well worth a visit.

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very informative tour of the site. Well laid out and easy access. Learnt a lot! Good car parking but no cafe.

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