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Doagh Famine Village

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Address: Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
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This was time really well spent. Pat was our tour guide and one of the best we have ever had. Not only did Pat explain everything to us he was actually born and brought up and... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2015
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County Leitrim, Ireland
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County Leitrim, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

This was time really well spent. Pat was our tour guide and one of the best we have ever had. Not only did Pat explain everything to us he was actually born and brought up and lived in the house where our tour started. Really worth the E7 we spent. Thank you Pat and keep up the good work!!!

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Your visit begins with a little Irish hospitality, followed by a tour by the man who actually lived in one of the cottages with his family until recently. He is full of information. Well worth a visit to uncover A bit of history.

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Thank Jo C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

We really enjoyed this tour where we were able to see what housing conditions were like and how people lived in this remote area in Donegal. The Tour Guide had himself lived in one of the small houses until just over 40years ago. He gave a really interesting and unbiased talk and we were impressed with his extensive knowledge and... More 

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Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

The trip starts out good, with information about a wake & how Irish people lived not that long ago but to call this a famine village is a joke.. The information on the famine is mostly incorrect, the tour guilds quickly went over the subject & pushed on with the tour, some information about landlords & building walls, that was... More 

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Reviewed 10 September 2015

A really worthwhile and interesting visit. Very friendly and informative staff. Life in Ireland in the nineteenth century well presented and explained. A welcome pot of tea and wheaten bread included in the modest entrance price.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

A hidden jewel,in large part undercover (an advantage given Irelands weather),an insight into Irelands past (which echoes today in its willingness to take on board refugees),great value for the modest entry charge which includes tea/coffee biscuits.

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Thank Fred M
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2015

A very freindly team is in charge of the visitor centre. In the beginning you are offered tea and coffee with biscuits and after that you start a guided tour with very enlightening explanations. In the end you can continue visiting the centre at your own pace.

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West Bretton, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

Informative, well set out with covered walkways for the Co Donegal weather. Travelled with father in his 80s, son aged 11 and our golden retriever. Managable for all, we all got something different from the experience. Possibly the best trip to Co Donegal, including trip across to the Antrim Coast. Wholehearted recommendation.

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Thank Graham M
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

This was a return trip to Doagh Famine Village and we enjoyed it. If you are in Donegal please go see it as it brings you on a trip from the famine right up to the Peace Process. Tea and a slice of bread are included in the admission price.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

I don't know what we expected but it wasn't this! The personal tour was interesting, exciting , and very emotional. It consists of all of Ireland's long history right up to the present time - not just the famine. Really well done.

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