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“great day out”

Doagh Famine Village
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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

Doagh famine village is so worth the effort of finding it! Its a bit of the beaten track, but once there its a real pandoras box of the unexpected. First thing you see on arrival is the spectacular scenery - you could just sit at look at it for hours - on entering the famine village you are greeted by a very chatty lady who very kindly explains your visit - cost 7 euro - this includes a cup of tea, coffee, traditonal irish weaten bread and a biscuit - then the tour guide takes you through a very informative and often funny talk of the village - then you are free to take your time and enjoy the village - there are lots of exhibits and although not five star craftmanship its all part of the experience! Its not a large place, but we spent a couple of hours there and could have spent longer.
Its a real Irish Experience , in fact a bit of a "Father Ted" experience, but one that you would do again.

Visited August 2011
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Extremely Informative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

The museum provides an interesting view of life in Donegal, the history, politics and way of life of the people and the environment where they lived. The guides are very informative and maintain your interest throughout the tour. Well worth a visit.

Visited August 2011
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Ireland
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350 reviews
99 attraction reviews
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“Brilliant... Really enjoyed this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

This place is well worth a visit!! Excellent.. could have spent all day here if I wanted... Loads to see and you learn so much about time gone by. Do not miss this!!

Visited August 2011
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N. Ireland
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174 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Brilliant, Well Worth a Visit. Lovely Area.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

Great place, well worth a visit, for adults & children alike.
Lovely place, lovely peoople running it, knowledgable & helpful.
Great way of looking at history in a beautiful area.
All ages were visiting and tea was available at a small price.
I will visit again.

Visited May 2011
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Vevey, Switzerland
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazingly instructive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

Not quite on the road to anywhere but well worth the detour. Putting history into a contemporary context - enjoyed by the whole group aged 15 to 80! Tour commentary a bit too speedy especially when everyone not mothertongue nothcoast ireland. but good written back-up of much info available in other languages. Leave yourself plenty of time it's worth it (we had 1.5 hours and it was not enough despite that on first sight it looks small.

Visited August 2011
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