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Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
+353 74 937 8078
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'High light of the day'

On the way to malin head.. seen a sign for the famine museum.. arrived to big car park with cafe on... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Jay M
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historical

Tour guide very knowledgeable on irish history. Many items on display brought back childhood... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Kevin H
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County Offaly, Ireland
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Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
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+353 74 937 8078

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

On the way to malin head.. seen a sign for the famine museum.. arrived to big car park with cafe on site.. the village is set on the coast.. the views around the village are spectacular.. the coastal inlets the rocky sand dunes amazing... the...More

Thank Jay M
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Tour guide very knowledgeable on irish history. Many items on display brought back childhood memories. The village is well laid out. This tour is well worth doing, a great tourist attraction.

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is a very strange place. We visited during a trip to the Inishown Peninsula. It was a rainy day and we were looking for something to entertain the kids. The tour starts with a review of some of the more unusual local customs including...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Arrived with little expectations but left impressed. The tour and the guides in particular were excellent - provided right level of detail, in an interesting and engaging manner.... what I thought was going to be the story of the Irish famine turned out to be...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We had a great time at Doagh Famine Village. It surpassed our expectations. The staff are lovely and friendly. The tour is fantastic and informative - a wee potted social history of Ireland- it was great! Our daughter is 11 and she loved it too....More

1  Thank omayo5
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Well worth a visit, brings history to life in an interesting visual perspective. The guides were very good and friendly. Learned loads of interesting information. Highlight of the whole experience was the republican safe house.

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Visited Doagh Famine Village on a recent trip to the Inishowen Peninsula. It sounded like an interesting way to spend a few hours, however I was really disappointed with much of the information presented on the tour. I would never describe myself as a republican...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting the Isle of Doagh famine village for years. Since our first visit, like our children, it has grown & developed. Our visits have always been educational and enjoyable.The wealth of knowledge provided by the guides and presented in the displays during...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Dough Famine Village brings history to life in a fun way that all the family will enjoy. This attraction is even good on a wet day as a good part of it is in doors. The main commentator Pat gives a humorous account of...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We took the tour and I learnt a few things I didn't know about the famine. The guides were really good and one of them lived in that actual village until the 80's. He actually did and he brings you through his cottage. The second...More

1  Thank kilgowan
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ken m
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Response from Petertheclaret | Reviewed this property |
Not really the site is fairly small, you need to walk round it but not really a problem.
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