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Doagh Famine Village

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Address: Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
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An objective, deeply touching history of hardship, courage and determination. The famine village covered fascinating facets of Irish history, presented in a straightforward manner... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 July 2015
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

An objective, deeply touching history of hardship, courage and determination. The famine village covered fascinating facets of Irish history, presented in a straightforward manner by our guide, Pat, who had actually lived here with his family in the 1980s. Be prepared for many hours, as the site is huge. A welcome cup of tea/coffee and wonderful freshly-baked bread and biscuits... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

This is the place to go if you want to see the themes of Irish History brought to life with models and artefacts

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Kells, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

This walk through time is absolutely fascinating. Created by siblings Patrick and Majella on family property, is so much more than a display of Famine Era memorabilia. Very wide ranging and objective, it continues to showcase life on Inishowen even through the Troubles.. A cup of coffee or tea and a scone await you after you're through enjoying the exhibits... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

The famine village was just one of the "things to do" while in Donegal. On arrival I was surprised at the cost of entering this unassuming little cottage. The staff were very welcoming and we started with tea or coffee, didn't try the coffee. Next came the guided tour, wow I had not expected the detailed historical and jovial presentation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

An amazing holistic experience. One of the best museums I have visited with a wealth of knowledge and information to suit all ages. Extremely good value and service. I would certainly recommend it. There is lots to see in the area including Malin Head. Definitely worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Fantastic cheap family day out. Something in the village to suit every age. Get a good view of irish life from the famine through to today 2015. Great history about the troubles & economic dowturn aswel. Interesting tour given by a man who used to live in the village. All the staff were so friendly and the complimentary cup of... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

On arrival we had pretty low expectations for this place but it was much better! The welcome was very good and the guide that started the tour had first had knowledge of having lived in one of the buildings. He also had a brilliant insight into the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger and Ireland's troubled pass. There was... More 

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Had a great day out at this attraction just outside Clonmany. Organised tour to explain the exhibits of which there are many. My favourite is the Safe House! A good way to understand a little bit more about the troubles.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

I arrived early and was given tea and biscuits. This is a family run attraction and they were very friendly and interesting to talk too. I really enjoyed the famine village, I learnt a lot and it was clear how much work has gone into this attraction. It really covers a wide range of the history of the area and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Really interesting place very informative easily can spend minimum 3 hours there .. Great cup of tea and biccies included

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