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Doagh Famine Village

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Address: Doagh Island | Inishowen, Ireland
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Initially, this is a slow burner...you pay your Euro 7.50 and are invited to go to the tea room before your tour. This is the weird bit...pots of tea or coffee, a half slice of... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2015
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Limavady, United Kingdom
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Limavady, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

Initially, this is a slow burner...you pay your Euro 7.50 and are invited to go to the tea room before your tour. This is the weird bit...pots of tea or coffee, a half slice of wheaten bread and a half dozen Rich Tea biccys in a long gloomy room...all quite joyless and you start to think 'uh oh'....BUT...stick with it... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

Brilliant presentation of our heritage. The old village buildings are brought to life by the professionalism of the guides. You leave the village with a wealth of knowledge of our forefathers, how they lived through famine, landlord-ism and foreign domination. Modern history is reunited with the past by well practiced storytellers. The tea / coffee break is an additional bonus... More 

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Derry. N.Ireland
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Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Brought American friends here. They were enthral led. What wonderful insights into Irish history. The fact that this was the original home of the owner was evocative of times gone by. The scone & tea beforehand made a big impression on our friends. They only had one half complaint and that was that the guide, in his enthusiasm spoke a... More 

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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

If you come here, come here for as long as possible. You could quite easily spend a whole day here. We have children aged 3 and 7, the tour was too much for my 3 year old but my 7 year old found it fascinating. The lady at the kiosk was one of the nicest people I've met, so kind... More 

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Galway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This has to be one of the best 'created' attractions I have visited, There is lots to see from:The Famine Village, the Hunted Rooms, Irish Wake, Orange Hall, Travellers History and Irish Safe House etc. This could take as long as you like as there is lots of printed information, to read, spread around each area. The 1st Guide we... More 

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Thank RichardGalway
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We went here yesterday as my daughter wanted to go, I wasn't looking forward to it I must admit. When we paid in we were met with a really friendly lady and told to have a seat for the next tour. The tour guide was fantastic, he actually lived in the cottage until 1984. His stories were amazing. At the... More 

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Thank Joanne H
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit! Great value for money! Unique experience. Tour guides very knowledgeable and interesting and witty!

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Thank Eilís M
Antigonish, Canada
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

This was an odd but interesting museum. Clearly done either a local focus, this museum was peppered with exhibits that mostly focused on the great famine, but occasionally stayed from the topic. The post tour tea and Irish soda bread provided by a most spaelcoming and kind host was a highlight.

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Greystones, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

This is a not to be missed visitor attraction in Donegal. Enthralling for all ages... filled in so many gaps in Irish country traditions & history for me, having been brought up in the city. So much information on 'the troubles' with secret doors etc., wardrobes & fireplaces for children to discover. Tea/coffee & home made brown bread included in... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

I was very pleasantly surprised by the vast nature of the place! Tardis is the first thing that comes to mind... great tour guides, very informative and entertaining. Loved the interactive sections too, very well executed.

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