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Doagh Famine Village, County Donegal

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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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  • Have been to Doagh famine village a few years ago and felt it was much better then than now. Previously the wake was in a small room and was much more realistic, this time it was in a cold shed, very ...  read more »
  • Excellent guide, carefully thought-out Museum, which gives insight into the precarious conditions not only through realistic depiction of scenes from the time of the famine, but represents the reference to the present also on panels with quotes and compare. For example: For pet food so much money is spent for development assistance for 12 months in three months. The represented and explained insight into laying out rituals, not accidentally to bury alive, is bizarre and informative.
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  • This is a small "village" that once was a private residence. Some much history here about life in the isolated northern region of Ireland through the occupation of the English up to the modern century...  read more »
  • Incredible and informative place to visit! Two brilliant and amazing guides. A must see!
  • After booking our tickets at Halloween time,we went to the coffee area where large groups were waiting,we were expecting a bill for our free biscuits and orange which we were nervous about...but it turned out to be free. The first guide was very friendly narrating the story of dead people and we had a terrifying surprise at the end.the best thing was how the ira members hid in secret rooms.the famine village was not exclusively about the famine but Irish history but nevertheless a worthwhile place to visit
  • Interesting attraction, Tour Guides are informative and enthusiastic. Well worth a visit if staying in the area. Free cup of tea and shortbread!
  • Dough Famine Village is not just the best tourist attraction in Ireland, it's the best place in the world. I wouldn't want to spoil the surprises in store so wouldn't attempt to describe it. Just go. Trust me.
  • Great experience and well laid out, the owner, Pat, narrates extremely well and you can tell he loves what he does, so much pride in his voice.
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