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Doagh Famine Village
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Went end of Nov with wife and two sons and received very warm welcome on a wet cold day really enjoyed warm cup of tea and wheaten bread and kids got juice and crisps.Found the guide very friendly and the information was excellent. The place was bigger than expected and spend a lot longer there than i thought i would !!! loved the safe house and the haunted house.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

The personal creation of the owner, this is not a slick museum style presentation, but a quirky DIY sort of of presentation which had lots to interest and amuse and even included free refreshments. Kids would love it as did my wife and I. The tour takes an hour or so and is well worth the entry fee and outside the museum the coastal views and beaches are stunning

2  Thank TelecomBob
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The scencry 2 the famine village is beautiful the roads r a bit narror but grand if u drive easy,,, My 13 yr old and 9 yr old were very impressed with the history of this place. It is a well run by a family. Will def go back 2 this place . The price is quite reasonable per family and they take u on a tour of the village , the tour normally lasts about 30min , When the tours finished u can walk around at ur own leisure.and look at all the old houses etc..., U then have a cup of tea or coffee and some homemade wheaten bread and bickies :) . Its wheelchair friendly.. The tour guide was very friendly and was good 2 listen to. He was brought up in one of the houses that he shows on tour,,,Excellent place 2 visit Def recommend it

1  Thank cmck73
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Visited Doagh Famine Village in September during a break in the Inishowen area. It was a great way to spend an afternoon. Lovely start with tea and brown bread. Staff very friendly. Very entertaining and informative tour and plenty of time given to walk around and enjoy at your own time . Would recommend to all ages.

1  Thank GraGL
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Just back from a trip to Donegal. During the day we were looking at things to keep the kids occupied. My wife mentioned this to me and to be honest I was reluctant to go as these things have a tendency to be quite boring with standard historical facts trotted out. And having studied the Irish Famine at school I thought I was fairly well appraised of the facts. How wrong I was. Firstly, it's not just about the famine but old Ireland as well.

What really makes this trip worthwhile is Pat the tour guide. He has a knack of telling you old facts, ties them in with experiences in other countries, throws in a bit of politics and brings everything back to the modern day, a very intelligent man - I learnt loads and as for the kids (my 2 are 6 & 8 years of age), they loved it too. There was enough to keep them interested as well. It's a great way to kill an hour or so, and for €25 for the four of us it was excellent value.

P.S Pat's sister (didn't catch her name) was extremely friendly as well and made sure we had a good time.

If you are in the Inishowen area take this in, you'll not regret it.

2  Thank Pademma
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