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Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
+353 74 937 8078
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Whatever you do on Donegal - DO THIS!!

This was such a brilliant place to visit - the name Famine Village doesn't really describe the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura O
Gloucester, United Kingdom
I will do this again!

We went here randomly while acting the tourists even though we are only an hours drive from here... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Derry, United Kingdom
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Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
+353 74 937 8078
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a brilliant place to visit - the name Famine Village doesn't really describe the scope of history that was covered here. It was so informative and interesting and was very well presented by the young man and woman who led the tour....More

Thank Laura O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here randomly while acting the tourists even though we are only an hours drive from here. This was possibly one of my favourite Irish tours of all time!! The staff were so informative & knowledgeable. They made the tour easy to listen to...More

1  Thank jols85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a charismatic museum with lots of different angles on Irish history. From the nutritional qualities of seaweed to the various places to place hidden doors in a republican safe house, it has it all. It will make you very glad to be living...More

Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going to the Famine Village was more of a spur of the moment thing but I'm really glad I went! It was a great experience. The staff were all very friendly; the tour guides were informative and quite funny at times. Irish history can be...More

Thank cathal155
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the enthusiasm and first hand knowledge of Pat,the guide. He presented a snapshot of Ireland of not too long ago. Of course it avoids confrontation and the tone is of reconciliation and moving forward in Irish History. Great value at €8. That includes...More

Thank Cisco555
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect, but this place is brilliant. Make sure you get on a guided tour as the guide is brilliant. Much more than just the famine, you get insight into Irish history and culture. The cafe opposite is great too.

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place in July 2017 and I am sorry we wasted our money. Firstly, to call it a Famine Village (which it wasn't) glosses over the fact that there wasn't actually a famine in Ireland in the 1840s. What happened was nothing short...More

4  Thank doirecormac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent day out and well worth the money. Interesting to hears the background to many traditions. Both of the guides were very good and willing to answer questions and were not hurrying you along. Gift shop had a good selection of items not just...More

Thank Jimmy Babs S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came across this wonderful historic little gem while touring in Ireland. The tour of the museum was very informative and I must congratulate the family for the hard work they have put into preserving the history of Ireland. Also thank them for sharing it with...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good afternoon out. Thoroughly enjoyed the two tour guides who took us round. Especially interesting as the first guide was giving first hand experience. Both guides had great knowledge. Make sure you have Euro money- NO CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS taken at all at either...More

Thank Diane M
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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
5 September 2016|
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Response from IrishPatMalaga | Reviewed this property |
8€ per adult,6€ for teens, I don't know if it's cheaper for children.