Doagh Famine Village, Donegal
Doagh Famine Village, Donegal - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Lagacurry, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Ticket Price: 8 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Doagh Famine Village, Donegal
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.
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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Doagh Famine Village, Donegal Reviews - Write a Review
Famine museum was fine as far as it went but could have included more local stories as we all have a good idea of the general horrors. The 'perfectly preserved' in salt three month old fish put me off my dinner. I'm actually sneaking in a review here for the new and fabulously placed cafe just outside the museum which looks towards the fabulous stretches of beach and water Photo taken from cafe. The coffee and cake were good too.
I visited the Doagh Famine Village yesterday and was very impressed by the scale of the exhibition and the commentary of the presenters. As a history buff myself I loved the personal touch expressed in the stories. It was basically Irelands social, economic and political landscape for the past 150 years told through modelling, photos and script. It was truly fascinating and gripping. I'd recommend it to everyone - Irish and Overseas visitors alike.
A very interesting well balanced and informative look at Irish history. The staff were very friendly an knowledgeable mixed with a bit of Irish humour. An amazing beach and coffee shop next door. Well worth a visit
Great place. Pat the owner built and runs it himself. Great knowledge about every aspect. Lovely man. Met Majella at the shop to enter. So friendly and fun,also a young guide named Alana.lovely . Then we had complementary tea or coffee at end of your. Worth a visit.
This place has the potential to be a very insightful look into the conditions of the famine. As of now the attraction needs major upgrades and funding to polish the look and feel of the museum. The best part was the secret room puzzle. This needs improvements but was fun.