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Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
+353 74 937 8078
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Famine action

After booking our tickets at Halloween time,we went to the coffee area where large groups were... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2016
Frederic L
via mobile
Christmas Wonderland!

The Famine Village is magically transformed into Donegal's own Lapland at Christmas! We've been... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2015
Samantha P
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
+353 74 937 8078
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank Frederic L
Reviewed 19 December 2015

The Famine Village is magically transformed into Donegal's own Lapland at Christmas! We've been going to see Santa and his little helpers here for many years and were disappointed when they had a wee break, so we were glad to see it back. Coming here...More

1  Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

I had come here with my 2 girls about 12 years ago and was impressed with the whole atmosphere,animals, workers etc.but on this visit which I expected even more as I read it was closed previously due to renovation,I was gutted. Visitor centre and santa...More

2  Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We stumbled upon the signs for this during an impromptu trip to Inishowen. From the outside it looked tiny and I thought they were a bit cheeky charging E7.50 per adult BUT inside it's HUGE! Pat our guide was fascinating and the whole place is...More

1  Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Spent a couple of hours here with friends,very friendly welcoming staff.The tea and biscuits before our Halloween trail was just what we needed. We laughed and screamed so much that witch Maggie said we gave her the best reaction ever! Lots of information to read...More

Thank yecart2015
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Visited the Doagh Famine Village on Monday 26th October. Everyone was very friendly and the tea, coffee and hospitality was good. Unfortunately there was no guided tour as they had this stupid ghoul tour for Halloween that was little better than the ghost train at...More

3  Thank 2015Family246
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We spent a few hours here on whilst on a weekend break with some friends, not only did we find out how they survived during the potato famine but a lot about early history and superstitions and how old sayings came about and still used...More

Thank Starlight200
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Staff were very friendly. It was a cold windy day but it's mostly covered so didn't feel the cold too badly. Tea & biscuits helped both at beginning & end of tour. Disappointed that no tour of the village was happening. It had been replaced...More

Thank 4kids2015
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Visited this afternoon for the first time... Sadly we weren't given any bread as some other reviewers were but we enjoyed the tea and biscuits! We went through the haunted house bit which was great - but there was no tour afterwards so I'm not...More

Thank MrsM9814
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

The famine village tells of the area from the famine till today Patrick the guide gave a good account of the area and the people who occupied who lived there. He describes the people who fell on hard times from the tenants to the young...More

Thank stephen a
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Ann M
13 March 2017|
Response from Patrick M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they do
5 September 2016|
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Response from IrishPatMalaga | Reviewed this property |
8€ per adult,6€ for teens, I don't know if it's cheaper for children.
Eleanor E
11 August 2016|
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Response from Chris02870 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are very welcoming of our 4 legged friends.