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Doagh Famine Village

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Address: Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
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+353 74 937 8078

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Always an excellent experience and a favourite with all the family. The atmosphere and story telling is second to none.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marie O
County Donegal, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always an excellent experience and a favourite with all the family. The atmosphere and story telling is second to none.

Thank Marie O
Flitwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Received an amazing warm welcome on arrival. lots if interesting articles around the walls and hanging from the ceiling to see while waiting for the tour to start. We were led through to a courtyard that was unexpected (I don't want to give anything away) and give some great history. The tour takes you through several areas while you are... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend a visit to Dooagh famine museum. The authentic setting. the terrific presentation, the knowledge presented is excellent. The social history of our forefathers is so well documented. Some of it brought me down memory lane to my Granny's house in the West of Ireland before the big changes were made,not so long ago. The Northern Troubles and the... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to come here as a child and I have always loved it. Coming back as an adult I can see that it has gone from strength to strength. Pat still does a fascinating guided tour that he has honed and refined over the years, adapting it to make links to current affairs locally and globally. He has a... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spend quite a bit of time in this area as I love to walk on the beaches and through the years I've visited the Famine Village several times - most recently today. I can honestly say that each visit has been very enjoyable. The staff are very welcoming & always make time to greet & chat to the friends... More 

Thank nuala1974
Armagh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my family. We found it remarkably good value at €8/person. The receptionist was very entertaining, and made us aware of many local attractions. The tour was very relaxed, and the guide made the history very interesting. We went to the nearby restaurant afterwards, and ordered some cream scones and tea. We were surprised but amused when they... More 

1 Thank petermack2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst we found the Famine village amazing we were slightly disappointed with the charge for scones in the coffee shop, beware £3.50 per scone rip off😩

Thank sambore
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Drough Famine Village is an absolute must when visiting this part of Donegal. The tour guide was so informative and very funny and gave us so much information on Irish history and traditions and made the whole tour a memorable experience. The entrance charge included a cup of tea, which at €8 was well underpriced. Pretty little Cafe with... More 

Thank Slancha
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

€8 per head was a very cheap price to be given a guided tour of the famine village by Pat who was extremely enthusiastic and informative. He was warm and welcoming and made it all very interesting to us. We also got a cup of tea and coffee included in the price which was lovely. We had a short chat... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a very enjoyable experience at this venue. Tour guide was very informative pleasant and very accomodating. Definitively well worth visiting. Bring cash euros as no facility for debit or credit cards.

Thank Jacqueline O

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