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Doagh Famine Village

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Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
+353 74 937 8078
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Great place to go

Very interesting place to go plenty to look at and the tour is great to list and look at how it was... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
County Donegal, Ireland
via mobile
Good day out

Had a very good day at the famine village. friendly staff and very informative lots to learn and... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
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Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
+353 74 937 8078
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Very interesting place to go plenty to look at and the tour is great to list and look at how it was years ago

Thank catmck77
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Had a very good day at the famine village. friendly staff and very informative lots to learn and see.

Thank Paulofett
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Had my doubts about this attraction but went at the recommendation of a local friend. I was pleasently surprised by how well this is done. The hardships of Irish people over the last 200 years is explained with dioramas and recreated settings. The experience is...More

Thank BobB3664
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Visited this site while on holidays, beautiful cottages showing how life was during the famine and how hard life was but still struggled on, lots of history to be told and interesting stories, friendly staff and very informative also a good gift shop

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 23 July 2016

First visit and thoroughly enjoyed it! Great insight into the famine in Ireland, and an overall lovely and simple history lesson. Guides were very engaging and informative. Beautiful natural scenery! Thank you for a lovely day out which concluded with delicious lunch in "Nancy!s Barn".

Thank B B
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to is area. We parked in the carpark which is alongside a beautiful strand, well worth a walk to enjoy the sheer unspoilt beauty of the area. Then off to the famine village. Lady on the desk was very pleasant...More

Thank Ralph2013
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Really enjoyed this two hour visit where two excellent tour guides explained the way of life of past generations in the area and history of the famine and displays were very well done. A very worthwhile experience not to be missed.

Thank Frances L
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Old Irish thatched cottages re-located to this village and restored. Take the guided tour and hear a brilliant local 'story teller' (the owner) tell the history of each individual cottage and local customs. I grew up not far from here and never knew some of...More

Thank mom616
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Amazing tour!! Our guide, Pat, was brilliant - knowledgeable, funny, great story teller, thought-provoking. It gave us a true insight into the last 150+ years in rural Ireland. The traditions and history of sayings and phrases was my favourite part. The only criticism I would...More

Thank katesam247
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We visited here on the recommendation of a friend, it was interesting and informative. I was expecting it to be more about the actual famine when it's more about life in this area of Ireland around the time of the famine and onwards. The guide...More

Thank Stephen C
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ken m
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Response from Petertheclaret | Reviewed this property |
Not really the site is fairly small, you need to walk round it but not really a problem.
Ann M
13 March 2017|
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Response from jellybean498 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they accept stirling but will give you change back in euro or cents