The Doagh Famine village has a history of a Donegal Family and community living on the edge of Donegal to survive from the famine times in Ireland right up to the present day.
The rustic village is elegantly planned to forms a marvellous spectacle which is only intensified by its epic stories. The village plays an important role in the road to peace in Northern Ireland, its ‘Celtic Tiger’ years and the recent economic collapse- thus representing the situations in Ireland over a long period of time.
The whole centre has been built around the owner who lived here with his family up until 1983!
- Life-size attractions which include original dwellings which were inhabited till about 20 years ago.
- The seasonal themes here of Halloween are a treat for every visitor.
The centre is maintained keeping the present times in mind. There are changing rooms available for family with infants and the whole centre is covered to prevent environmental-hassles.
A must-see for every history-lover, this place comes to life with the amazing guided tours that are filled with beautiful stories that give you a peek in the lost times.
- Guided tours start from 10.30am with the final tour starting at 4.30pm, except for a Friday when the last tour starts at 2.00pm. Each tour lasts 45 minutes.
- A visit to the Doagh Famine Village is more of a day trip as it takes 2 hours to reach the spot from the Diamond at Donegal.
- Do start early to take in the best of this spot.
- Do visit the nearby Malin’s Head.
- €7.50 per person, Under 12 years: €5 & Under 4 years: FREE
- Bus: Inishowen Tours is located 13kms south of the village on Moville road, Carndonagh.
- The spot includes complimentary tea-coffee with wheaten bread and biscuits.
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95% of people who visit Donegal include Doagh Famine Village in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
71.13% of people start their Doagh Famine Village visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Doagh Famine Village
94.22% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Doagh Famine Village
Loved this place, run by a brother and sister. The brother Pat had a wealth of knowledge very friendly and for €10pp with tea and a scone included. Some stunning Landscapes and a small castle 2 minutes down the road
The tours are interesting and inexpensive. There is an amazing amount of information here. You could spend all day here if you were so inclined. It's very unique.
Lovely little place to visit. Not a huge amount spoken about the famine itself, but the site itself is great. Kids loved the 'hidden rooms' house so if they're happy, I'm happy! Cafe at end was spacious but inviting and not too dear either.
Brilliant! From start to finish. We arrived just as another tour had started so took our tea and scones first in the cafe overlooking the beautiful scenery. Pat took us on the tour and his knowledge and the way he conducted the tour had us enthralled from the start. It was very good value for money with some great exhibits and we learn't and retained so much information purely down to Pat. After the tour there is a very reasonable gift shop selling lots of Irish gifts and the lady in the shop was lovely too. Thank you very much Doagh Famine Village we will definitely have a return visit.
Fabulous place to visit. Walkways to protect you from the rain. Very interesting and informative tour. Staff were fantastic and before we left we had tea and scones upstairs in the cafe. The window is amazing with a view you could watch all day long. Great experience from start to finish!