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Doagh Famine village
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Top class day out
Sep 2020 • Couples
Visited yesterday (24th September), two adults. Amazing setting and scenery, absolutely gorgeous area of Donegal. The Famine Village tour was conducted by a very knowledgeable young man whose family used to live in one of the exhibited thatched cottages. He was brilliant. It’s a very enjoyable experience, but with plenty of history and learning thrown into the mix. A lovely feeling throughout the wee village. Wouldn’t have missed it. Best part of our week. And the icing on the cake is that a coffee and scone were included in the price, over in the new Visitor Centre. A top class day out!
Written 25 September 2020
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Katrina L
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Fantastic experience
Sep 2020 • Couples
One of the best museums I’ve ever been to. So informative, staff so friendly. Reasonable priced. Would definitely put it on your to do list if visiting this beautiful country.
Written 23 September 2020
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Anna C
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Glorious experience.
Sep 2020 • Friends
We spent an amazing two hours here. The guide was excellent and then being allowed to explore the place in our own time was brilliant. Topped off with coffee and a scone. Where else would you get it for €10? Then on to Doagh strand. Highlight of s 5 day visit to Donegal.
Written 13 September 2020
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Fiona C
County Kildare, Ireland26 contributions
Do not miss this!!!
Sep 2020
What a fantastic, unexpected experience. Before visiting Donegal I had done a lot of research on places to visit but missed Doagh Famine Village until our last day when driving around the coast we came across it. I just wish we had more time to explore the village. We received such a warm welcome as soon as we entered and for €10 each you get a tour of the village (with the best guide, so interactive for kids and adults alike), we even got a shot of poitin in the sheebean!! So much work has gone into this attraction and it keeps giving after the tour when you can explore the tunnel full of history and recent facts! You even get tea and a scone in the cafe afterwards!! Will definitely be back to spend more time and will recommend to anyone visiting Donegal!
Written 13 September 2020
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Andy G
Letterkenny, Ireland1 contribution
Excellent tour guide
Sep 2020 • Couples
We robbed the famine village of a scone and cup of tea! The 10e was a perfect price for the guided tour alone, the guide had a great story to tell linking modern Irish tradition to history as only an Irish man could do. This is a must if you are in the area. Thank you 😊
Written 10 September 2020
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tut
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
Best tenner you will spend
Sep 2020 • Family
We visited the village on a rainy Monday. We weren't sure what to expect but wow got so much more than we thought!. It goes on and on and is very cleverly disguised. The guide has a personal take on everything as he grew up there and his passion shows. You find out how clever and knowledgeable the locals were/ are in dealing with their surroundings. Really this is not a famine village but rather a museum of irish local history. There is a very powerful message to the world running through it regading poverty and famine the world over and how people are still dying from hunger. After being through the tour i would gladly have paid more than the €10 fee which included coffee and a scone. It should be €10 just for the tour! If you are in thr area , visit this spot. It will be the best tenner you spent. The coffee shop does pizza too, maybe after the tour have a bite to eat ,take your time and take in the view . There is a beautiful beach beside the village and adjacent to the car park . Thanks for a terrific afternoon , keep up the good work.
Written 9 September 2020
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Mullafield
Western Ireland, Ireland16 contributions
Fabulous
Sep 2020
Really enjoyed our tour of Doagh famine village, spent a couple of hours here, tour guide great and gift shop lovely and its great value for money, tour and tea and scone for €10, we then went onto the beach right beside it,also the lady was extremely helpful in gift shop, even rang ferry company for us, great way to spend a morning or afternoon
Written 3 September 2020
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CountyDownRooster
county down94 contributions
Excellent tour
Aug 2020 • Couples
This was an excellent place to visit, Pat was an excellent tour guide, definitely recommend. Also we had two dogs with us and they kindly accommodated us otherwise we would have had to turn round and go home, thank you.
Written 31 August 2020
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RMTravels89
19 contributions
A must see!
Aug 2020 • Family
We really didn’t know what to expect when we visited but we could not recommend this attraction enough! It was fantastic for all age groups! The staff are so friendly and welcoming! Lots of history covered with a few laughs along the way. Really outstanding visitor attraction! Lovely gift shop at the end. We spent a few hours at this attraction which included getting our free scone and cuppa, tour outside and in the Irish wake, free time along the famine walk, saferooms, spooky rooms etc.
Written 29 August 2020
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Camillus F
Amsterdam, The Netherlands44 contributions
A must for sure if in the area
Aug 2020 • Couples
What an informative tour and quaint wee spot. Coffee and a scone included in the entrance fee and also a shot of poitìn also. Lol.
Written 28 August 2020
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