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Doagh Famine Village, County Donegal

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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. Use our Malin trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Doagh Famine Village and other attractions in Malin.
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  • Famine village is amazing and very interesting I went there with my dad and brother. We hade a wonderful time and the people that work there are extremely nice. The place is well presented and very cl...  more »
  • From the outside we were quite skeptical, because they have placards for some rather odd sounding events, but we decided to go for the tour (since we were there) and were absolutely delighted that we ...  more »
  • I didn't think the experience was worth the money and was expecting a lot more than what was on offer. The experience starts with a very poor play. Kids are given presents which are good standard. You...  more »
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  • A warm welcome from the staff, very informative and we'll run. The food 5 star good wholesome portions. The scenery outstanding and breathtaking. Definitely worth the long trip from Co Down to Donegal. 😊
  • Fantastic location and a great way to pass a few hours, museum was interesting but go's into a bit more than the famine which maybe should be told to people before they enter. Very good restaurant with stunning views, overall well worth a visit.
  • Very interesting village - museum, the tour guide is great, the surrounding area (beaches and bay) gorgeous.
  • Puts our history in context ... and we ain't learnt nothing in the last 160 years #Nama
  • A wonderful facility for all the family - visit & you'll be delighted you did :)

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