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Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
+353 74 937 8078
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grandfather was left dragging coat on floor.

The famine village was less than pleasing. My grandfather who is usually a well mannered man, if a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
666grandchild
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Carndonagh, Ireland
Better than I imagined

My wife had been asking to go here for some time and I wasn't really interested. Eventually I gave... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ron Y
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
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+353 74 937 8078
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Reviewed yesterday

The famine village was less than pleasing. My grandfather who is usually a well mannered man, if a bit quiet, entered the property full of hope for the experience that had been promised. Needless to say, as the hour began to progress, our excitement diminished....More

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Reviewed yesterday

My wife had been asking to go here for some time and I wasn't really interested. Eventually I gave in, don't we always, and we drove up to Ballyliffin close by the Famine Village. You entrance fee gets you into the village, a guided tour...More

Thank Ron Y
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Reviewed yesterday

A fascinating museum bringing to life living conditions, in County Donegal up to the late 1900s. Information regarding the potato blight, and the effect on the people caught up in it, is well presented. To do the whole museum justice at least two days would...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with my 2 boys aged 5 and 9 and my hubby and mum and dad. We all throughly enjoyed the tour and the 2 guides were excellent and brought the kids into it which was great. Haunted house and safe house were great especially...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On touring around Mallon Head, we were advised to visit the Famine Village. We were delighted to have take it up as it provided a valuable insight into the Donegal of many years ago and also emphasized the massive changes which have taken place in...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been coming to Co.Donegal for nearly 40 years but never made it up to the Inishowen Peninsula...got there today and wow...what scenery and what an excellent museum. Our 2 guides (Ella and Alana) were very informative-great knowledge, very articulate and audible. After the tour you...More

Thank F B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited the Doagh Famine Village recently and I’d highly recommend it as something to do with the family. Our guide, Pat, was outstanding. He was so knowledgeable and really drew parallels between the history and modern day, both politically and socially. I also thoroughly...More

Thank James B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited the famine village over the bank holiday weekend whilst travelling Donegal. Was completely blown away with the visit from the very friendly greeting on arrival, the cafe was delightful and the tour was just so interesting. Didn't give ourselves enough time and was angry...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Came across this while checking out things to do in Donegal. It was well worth the visit. The young lady who guided us was articulate, humorous and informative. All the staff were welcoming and friendly. The poteen was delish! Some of the displays could do...More

Thank Marian G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the famine village was greated by friendly reception she was full of useful information like What time the next tour was starting Entrance price was reasonable and included a scone and drink The information on the tour was interesting and easy to understand The...More

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Buffy1232015
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Response from Tracey R | Reviewed this property |
Hi no they don't i paid by card at it
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furbyandbuddy
16 May 2018|
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Response from lindecky | Reviewed this property |
Hi I did see one little dog, but he wasnt allowed into one or two of the exhibit rooms, thanks Linda
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