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

  • 82.09% 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, Wednesday and Saturday

94.7% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Doagh Famine Village

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

People also prefer to start their day with 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

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  • Thanks for a brilliant day. Although a regular visitor I find each time different and on this visit I brought my Mum and my 2 Aussie relatives who loved the village. Keep up the great work.

  • Really interesting place to visit. Very educational from the Guides to the 'pearls of wisdom' displayed on the walls. Very enjoyable tea and cream scone in the café, included in the entrance fee. Lovely little gift shop. Enjoyed our visit very much.

  • Great day out, very insightful, great people!! Lots to see and learn. Loved the coffee and scone with the views at the end. Would highly recommend this place.

  • This journey through the past in the Donegal offers you the opportunity to understand the great famine in Ireland and what was the cost for Irish people (guided or self-guided). Tea and scones are included in the price and you are also given the opportunity to taste the famous or infamous poitin, the traditional alcohol from Ireland (only in guided tour though). Self-guided book is provided and the French version is of excellent quality.

  • Lovely, quirky place. Gives you an insight into how people used to live and some of the Irish history and how it repeats today.

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