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Doagh Famine Village

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Address: Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
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Brought American friends here. They were enthral led. What wonderful insights into Irish history. The fact that this was the original home of the owner was evocative of times gone... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2015
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Derry. N.Ireland
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Derry. N.Ireland
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Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Brought American friends here. They were enthral led. What wonderful insights into Irish history. The fact that this was the original home of the owner was evocative of times gone by. The scone & tea beforehand made a big impression on our friends. They only had one half complaint and that was that the guide, in his enthusiasm spoke a... More 

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Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

If you come here, come here for as long as possible. You could quite easily spend a whole day here. We have children aged 3 and 7, the tour was too much for my 3 year old but my 7 year old found it fascinating. The lady at the kiosk was one of the nicest people I've met, so kind... More 

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Galway
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Reviewed August 13, 2015

This has to be one of the best 'created' attractions I have visited, There is lots to see from:The Famine Village, the Hunted Rooms, Irish Wake, Orange Hall, Travellers History and Irish Safe House etc. This could take as long as you like as there is lots of printed information, to read, spread around each area. The 1st Guide we... More 

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Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We went here yesterday as my daughter wanted to go, I wasn't looking forward to it I must admit. When we paid in we were met with a really friendly lady and told to have a seat for the next tour. The tour guide was fantastic, he actually lived in the cottage until 1984. His stories were amazing. At the... More 

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Thank Joanne H
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Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit! Great value for money! Unique experience. Tour guides very knowledgeable and interesting and witty!

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Antigonish, Canada
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Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was an odd but interesting museum. Clearly done either a local focus, this museum was peppered with exhibits that mostly focused on the great famine, but occasionally stayed from the topic. The post tour tea and Irish soda bread provided by a most spaelcoming and kind host was a highlight.

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Greystones, Ireland
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Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a not to be missed visitor attraction in Donegal. Enthralling for all ages... filled in so many gaps in Irish country traditions & history for me, having been brought up in the city. So much information on 'the troubles' with secret doors etc., wardrobes & fireplaces for children to discover. Tea/coffee & home made brown bread included in... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed August 5, 2015

I was very pleasantly surprised by the vast nature of the place! Tardis is the first thing that comes to mind... great tour guides, very informative and entertaining. Loved the interactive sections too, very well executed.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 4, 2015

Loved the Famine Village in beautiful Isle of Doagh, Donegal. The historical village is run by the family that lived here up until 1984. They have preserved the family home and outhouses and added a wide range of exhibits and other buildings to cover the history of Ireland from pre- famine times to modern day. The owner himself is a... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 4, 2015

This was a great museum to learn about Ireland's recent past, especially about how it has changed in the last 150 years or so. We had a guide who took us around the museum and told us some really interesting facts about irish culture and traditions. The museum is good for anyone to visit, whether they know a lot about... More 

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