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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. 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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  • Visited yesterday (24th September), two adults. Amazing setting and scenery, absolutely gorgeous area of Donegal. The Famine Village tour was conducted by a very knowledgeable young man whose family.....  more »
  • One of the best museums I’ve ever been to. So informative, staff so friendly. Reasonable priced. Would definitely put it on your to do list if visiting this beautiful country.  more »
  • We spent an amazing two hours here. The guide was excellent and then being allowed to explore the place in our own time was brilliant. Topped off with coffee and a scone. Where else would you get it.....  more »
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  • we were there 2 years ago. well worth seeing. Gives you an idea why people hate or dislike the English , forcing cruelty and punishment. The English and Irish Lords would burn down their homes if they didn't pay the weekly tax. Highly recommend to see in person , because you truly get to understand how people lived, how they suffered , and how they lived the lives as best as they could considering what they were going thru.
  • Ok its pretty mush at the top of Donegal and a drive from south Donegal but when I say it was worth it I mean it was fantastic. First the location is breathtaking..open space,beach,scenery, ocean and plenty of sand.The village itself is well worth a visit and the tour guide family actually lived in one of the thatch cottages absolutely full of local info and easy to listen to.Make sure you give yourself and hour or two because the tour is very interesting and dont forget to visit each room in the tunnel including the "ghost rooms".You will definitely come away a lot wiser about ..The great hunger and some of our traditions and if that wasn't enough we got a free tea/coffee and a scone .Thank very much.
  • Would definitely recommend The Famine Village. The staff were so friendly and welcoming from the moment we stepped out of the car. The tour guide was great, really enjoyed his stories and facts. Fun place to go if you’re interested in Irish History and something different! Coffee and scones were beautiful (these are included in your admission fee)
  • We visited doagh famine farm on thursday 10th september , there is a great big carpark to accomodate loads of visitors , you have to go out of the carpark and straight opposite to purchase your tickets ( there wasnt a sign so took us a minute to find out lol ) we bought our tickets which included in the price was a tour guide and a cuppa tea and a scone for afters which was really good value ! We waited 10 mins looking around the gift shop and then our guide came to get a group of about 16 of us ! The young man who was our guide was brilliant ! His family had lived in one of the houses thats in the village and his knowledge and stories was great ! So informative! We even had a taste of poitin which would have blew the socks off ye lol but kept us warm ! I have to say in our group a few people just wandered off while our guide was still talking and to us that was the height of ignorance ! Once our guide had finished you can walk about the rest of the famine village at your own pace reading all the info it has to offer ! Once we had seen everything we headed back to the carpark where there was the wee cafe and got our tea and scones which was delicious and a lovely young girl serving made u feel at home ! We had our tea and scones outside where the scenery was spectacular and there wasnt a breeze ! We would defo recommend taking a trip to doagh famine farm ! Great wee place ! Thanks for having us !
  • A wonderful place to visit! Really informative tour with plenty of knowledge and local lore and history. Suitable for all ages. We went as a family and my 10 year old loved it and found it so interesting. The lady in the craft shop is so lovely, friendly and welcoming.

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