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“A must see in Inishowen”

Doagh Famine Village
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

A very interesting museum, privately owned and created from A to Z by its owner, whose family lived on the site which is now the museum, in the family cottage, until the '80s. The amount of information available throughout the museum is absolutely impressive. It covers the famine of course, but also all sorts of aspects of Irish life and history. On arrival we were offered tea and biscuits in one of the cottages, then were given a tour of the museum by the owner. At the end of the tour you are free to go through the museum as you please, and there is so much information that you could spend hours reading everything. Of course, you don't have to spend hours, so it's all up to you! The staff was very friendly and welcoming. I definitely recommend it, and you can take this opportunity to walk on the beautiful sand beach and the dunes across from the museum.

Thank Fairyberry
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

we visited on Saturday the 15th march we found the tour excellent and we learned about early Ireland there is a nice wee gift shop the tea and soda bread was a nice touch at the end.

Thank Martin T
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

This was a lovely day. They bring you in for tea/coffee first and then you are brought around on a tour. Pat has some great information about where the various sayings and cultures evolved from and gives a great talk on the history of the area. Well done, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Cathmcc2014
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We are from belfast and were staying down in a hotel for a girlie break we went to a village close by the famine village and a girl in a shop told to go it was def worth a seeing! There was 8 of us all different ages and we had a brilliant time it def made are holiday we had the best laugh it the haunted house and we enjoy the tour! The people in the village and the famine village could not of been nicer and we had tea coffee biscuits and wheat for after and it was lovely! They also told us different places we could go and see! We will def all be back soon!

Thank Kirstykane
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

Today we went to this attraction. It is really worth a visit . Not only are the staff very friendly and helpful they have time for a wee chat with you as well , thank you girls . Also Pat , the info and facts were truly amazing and so informative , you really know your history of your area
We had a great day , Reuben , pat, jolanta, and Ian from Carrick

Thank black1210
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