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 Malin travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Malin vacation maker site .
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  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • July 6, 2017
    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. 😊
  • June 29, 2017
    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.
  • June 17, 2017
    Very interesting village - museum, the tour guide is great, the surrounding area (beaches and bay) gorgeous.
  • June 19, 2017
    Puts our history in context ... and we ain't learnt nothing in the last 160 years #Nama
  • March 15, 2017
    A wonderful facility for all the family - visit & you'll be delighted you did :)

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