Doagh Famine Village, County Donegal

Portraying Irish life from the 1840s until the present day, Doagh Famine Village features authentic thatched cottages filled with period furniture and other everyday artifacts. This living history museum allows you to see how the country's rural areas changed over the last two centuries, dealing with dramatic events that included a series of devastating potato famines. As you take this walk through history, look for reconstructions of typical daily scenes, which explain regional beliefs associated with the traditional waking of the dead. Admission into the village includes a guided tour, along with a complimentary snack with hot beverages and biscuits. Add Doagh Famine Village to your Buncrana travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Buncrana vacation maker site .
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  • We visited the village with our dog which the staff were great and allowed us all in to do the tour. We come from Northern Ireland and know our own history but to see a glimpse into the past of all Ir...  more »
  • A good way to spend an afternoon in Donegal. Beautiful setting, interesting and informative tours and guides. Everything was just a little bit too much - the guides talked a little too long, the writt...  more »
  • The young lady in the shop hasn't aged in ten years. The experience of the famine village is excellent. Even the missus enjoyed it.  more »
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  • Famine museum was fine as far as it went but could have included more local stories as we all have a good idea of the general horrors. The 'perfectly preserved' in salt three month old fish put me off my dinner. I'm actually sneaking in a review here for the new and fabulously placed cafe just outside the museum which looks towards the fabulous stretches of beach and water Photo taken from cafe. The coffee and cake were good too.
  • I visited the Doagh Famine Village yesterday and was very impressed by the scale of the exhibition and the commentary of the presenters. As a history buff myself I loved the personal touch expressed in the stories. It was basically Irelands social, economic and political landscape for the past 150 years told through modelling, photos and script. It was truly fascinating and gripping. I'd recommend it to everyone - Irish and Overseas visitors alike.
  • A very interesting well balanced and informative look at Irish history. The staff were very friendly an knowledgeable mixed with a bit of Irish humour. An amazing beach and coffee shop next door. Well worth a visit
  • Great place. Pat the owner built and runs it himself. Great knowledge about every aspect. Lovely man. Met Majella at the shop to enter. So friendly and fun,also a young guide named Alana.lovely . Then we had complementary tea or coffee at end of your. Worth a visit.
  • This place has the potential to be a very insightful look into the conditions of the famine. As of now the attraction needs major upgrades and funding to polish the look and feel of the museum. The best part was the secret room puzzle. This needs improvements but was fun.

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