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 County Donegal travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our County Donegal vacation maker site .
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  • Well, what can I say, Doagh Famine Village is a gem of a place to visit. When we arrived, we were treated to coffee and scones before our tour. Pat, our tour guide brought the village alive with his t...  more »
  • One of our trip highlights giving much information about the history of the people. Admission includes guided tour with Pat giving us a tour of the place, showing us his old house within the compound,...  more »
  • Back at Doagh Famine village after 16 years - amazing changes yet the message to all the world is as strong and clear as ever - Kia kaha from the diaspora in Aotearoa New Zealand !  more »
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  • Thanks for a brilliant day. Although a regular visitor I find each time different and on this visit I brought my Mum and my 2 Aussie relatives who loved the village. Keep up the great work.
  • Fantastic. Detailed, Personal and great fun as well. I'd recommend for everyone to go. Great value for money and a beautiful setting.
  • Really interesting place to visit. Very educational from the Guides to the 'pearls of wisdom' displayed on the walls. Very enjoyable tea and cream scone in the cafĂ©, included in the entrance fee. Lovely little gift shop. Enjoyed our visit very much.
  • Great day out, very insightful, great people!! Lots to see and learn. Loved the coffee and scone with the views at the end. Would highly recommend this place.
  • Stunning location. Nice little cafe. Well presented and informative famine village.
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