Doagh Famine Village

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  • Address: Lagacurry, Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +353-749378078
  • Ticket Price: 8 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Village, Tour, Play, Family And Kids

Doagh Famine Village - Review

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!

Highlights Include:

  • 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.

Doagh Famine Village Information

  • 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.

Doagh Famine Village Ticket Prices

  • €7.50 per person, Under 12 years: €5 & Under 4 years: FREE

How To reach Doagh Famine Village by Public Transport

  • Bus: Inishowen Tours is located 13kms south of the village on Moville road, Carndonagh.

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  • The spot includes complimentary tea-coffee with wheaten bread and biscuits.

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TripHobo Highlights for Doagh Famine Village

  • Doagh Famine Village Address: Lagacurry, Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Doagh Famine Village Contact Number: +353-749378078
  • Doagh Famine Village Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Doagh Famine Village Price: 8 EUR
  • Best time to visit Doagh Famine Village(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Doagh Famine Village: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Doagh Famine Village

  • 95% of people who visit Donegal include Doagh Famine Village in their plan

  • 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

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

94.22% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Doagh Famine Village

People normally club together Mamore Gap and Malin Head while planning their visit to Doagh Famine Village.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Doagh Famine Village, Donegal Reviews

  • 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!

  • Really enjoyed our visit. The Guides were fantastic. I wish I could remember the man's name because we really enjoyed his tour of the cottages. The poitin at the end was very good (or so I'm told, unfortunately I was driving so couldn't partake). I did enjoy the tea and scones though. Informative, interesting and such a beautiful area.

  • This is a fabulous place to visit. Pat, one of the guides, lived in a house there until 1984. This is a huge bonus because he's so informative. There's a lot to see and you can have a taste of poteen too!! Your admission cost (very reasonable) also covers you for a scone and tea/coffee across the road in a lovely cafe. Sit outside and enjoy the views.

  • This is a lovely place to see and learn he history of Ireland. The gift shop is a great place for souvenirs. The little cafe has good scones and tea! I would recommend!

  • Had a gr8 day today at the Famine Village. The weather wasn’t gr8 but no matter as mostly inside and the views were still amazing.Loads of history to be told. Bought some traditional products in the shop then on for tea and scones as part of the entry fee. Good value, very interesting thoroughly enjoyed it

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