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Doagh Famine Village

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Address: Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
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Well worth a visit! Great value for money! Unique experience. Tour guides very knowledgeable and interesting and witty!

Reviewed 12 August 2015
Eilís M
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit! Great value for money! Unique experience. Tour guides very knowledgeable and interesting and witty!

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Antigonish, Canada
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

This was an odd but interesting museum. Clearly done either a local focus, this museum was peppered with exhibits that mostly focused on the great famine, but occasionally stayed from the topic. The post tour tea and Irish soda bread provided by a most spaelcoming and kind host was a highlight.

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Greystones, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

This is a not to be missed visitor attraction in Donegal. Enthralling for all ages... filled in so many gaps in Irish country traditions & history for me, having been brought up in the city. So much information on 'the troubles' with secret doors etc., wardrobes & fireplaces for children to discover. Tea/coffee & home made brown bread included in... More 

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Reviewed 5 August 2015

I was very pleasantly surprised by the vast nature of the place! Tardis is the first thing that comes to mind... great tour guides, very informative and entertaining. Loved the interactive sections too, very well executed.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

Loved the Famine Village in beautiful Isle of Doagh, Donegal. The historical village is run by the family that lived here up until 1984. They have preserved the family home and outhouses and added a wide range of exhibits and other buildings to cover the history of Ireland from pre- famine times to modern day. The owner himself is a... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

This was a great museum to learn about Ireland's recent past, especially about how it has changed in the last 150 years or so. We had a guide who took us around the museum and told us some really interesting facts about irish culture and traditions. The museum is good for anyone to visit, whether they know a lot about... More 

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Reviewed 3 August 2015

A really interesting tour , 7 euro incl a cup of tea and cakes! After tour free to wander round so much to read . We were there for about 2 hours . Would recommend. Friendly informative staff.

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Sudbury, Canada
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

Our tour started with having a wee cuppa with bread and biscuits (included in the 7.50 euro entrance fee/person). Then our tour guide Patrick took us through all of the displays in this outdoor museum and explained what life was like in this area of North Donegal from the 1840s when the Great Famine was going on to present day.... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

This is an excellent day out for all ages. We were really surprised at the lay out. There is an entry fee of 7.50 euro but that includes tea, brown bread and biscuits and a guided tour. We had two tour guides, Pat and Padraig. You start the tour inside a cottage that was actually lived in until 1984. This... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2015

Both guides were very knowledgeable and I learnt a lot from this tour While waiting for your tour to start you were served a cup of tea and biscuits we were then taken on a tour which was most interesting the best thing to do if in the area is to give it a visit

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