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Doagh Famine Village

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Address: Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 74 937 8078

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A Wonderful Family Christmas Experience!

I've brought my kids here about 10 times now and unfortunately this was our last as the youngest will be too old next year (his words). We brought Granny with us too as it was her... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
Samantha P
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Everyone was raving about this place so decided to give it a go. Checked on the website and it gave the opening hours but when we arrived a large sign declared "Closed for the Season". Obviously it does not open in January but it would have been useful if the website made this clear after a long drive! Not impressed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I've brought my kids here about 10 times now and unfortunately this was our last as the youngest will be too old next year (his words). We brought Granny with us too as it was her birthday the following week. We arrived late but they were kind enough to invite us to the next sitting even though its normally booking... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Absolute waste of money. I am sitting here still in shock. Feel so ripped off...... Because WE WERE !!!!!!! It was extremely cold, especially the room the show was done in. Primary school's put on far better shows. My child who is 21/2, got a gift from Santa, A Baby's Rattle For a 6months old child!!!! I thought Santa normally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Have to say I really enjoyed my time here. I really felt like I was back in the 1800 s and fair play to the family that runs this place they put on a brilliant display and had a great way of telling the story's of the past generation .we got an understanding of how life was back in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

the guide actually lived in the village back in the day he was amazing there is so much to do and to take in and real slice of history

Thank phil a
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Covered Irish history and a lot of politics in different sections. Was an eerie place to be but I loved the secret doors through the Irish political section which covered the IRA and the Toubles. The whole place was fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the famine visit last week when on holiday in Donegal the place was so good the man showing us around was great and had so much information which was so interesting we were so delighted we had gone and would recommend it to everyone to visit

Thank Adrienne S
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Famine Village in Doage was well worth a visit. There was a very well informed guide to take everyone around & tell the stories down through the centuries, which made thwe visit all the more interesting.

Thank C_and_H_11
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Didn't really know what to expect but from the amazingly warm welcome from the girl in shop, to the tour by the best informed guide we have met we loved this place.

Thank Kelly M
Royston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

There is a sign saying 4 Km - however you need to make sure you take the correct turning, or it is further round the loop in the road. Suggest leaving plenty of time to hear what is said, and then to absorb it all. We found it fascinating and far more there than we expected. Not only about the... More 

Thank Jan B

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