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“Welcomed like family”

Doagh Famine Village
Ranked #13 of 239 things to do in County Donegal
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The 3 of us arrived on Easter Sunday and had the fantastic time we really felt as if u were being welcomed by family.Majella Pat and Allana were lovely full of fascinating information once tour was over u could walk about at your leisure .Our 11 year old thought it was great and couldnt take enough of it in she was given an easter Egg at the end she loved that....we finished it all with tea and scones in the cafe and sat n looked over the bay..We have come home and told everyone we have seen about it couldnt recommend it enough

Thank Sharon R
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Visited here on a cold wet and windy Easter Monday! First met by lovely Marcela and brother Pat! What a great and informative tour this was !Pat was a great host and spoke with great authority and knowledge! Tour was finished of with a free tea and scones across in the tea room ! Situated in the most beautiful area beside the beach and sand dunes! Would visit again in better weather just to explore the surrounding area !

Thank Dean L
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Took the family here this morning and although we have been here quite a few times before, we had a great time. With tour guide Pat rambling on brilliantly with his great knowledge of history, area and local sayings made the folk on tour laugh.
Alana took over halfway through and all I can say is she was absolutely brilliant. So much so that the Famine Village is safe for the future if she is to carry the torch on from Pat.
We stayed in Ballyliffen so the 10 minute drive was really handy. Worth a visit to pass a few hours.

Thank Seán L
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Upon arrival we were greeted by the lovely Majella who advised us there was a tour starting in just 5 minutes and sorted our tickets out.
It started in a house where our tour guide Pat actually grew up! Certainly proof that we're in very informed hands! Pat talks us through lots of interesting facts around the houses, lifestyle and even food of that time era. Have a whiff of the seaweed!
Moving on through there are various houses and models depicting different aspects around the Famine. Really well decorated and hugely bigger than the entrance would suggest.
Halfway through we get a different tour guide - the lovely Alanna. Our group all commented on the lovely clarity of her delivery, as well as the amount of information.
The final bit of the tour concluded and you are then invited to walk back through all of the areas at your own pace... there is so much to look at! The haunted house at the end was a great little extra that everyone had a giggle with. Heading back to the gift shop the children in the group all got a free Easter egg which I thought was a lovely touch. 9.50€ for our ticket at the start also included a complimentary cup of tea/coffee and a fresh scone with butter and jam at The Red Barn Coffee House which is just across the road. It has the most wonderful views (see photos) and we actually spent a further hour in there! A special thank you to Briege in there for being so lovely and making such a fuss of the children. A lovely finish to a great afternoon.

Thank Dawn H
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

A friendly welcome from Majella who told us so much about the famine village before our owner/ guide commenced the tour was a super introduction!
It was just so interesting. The fact our guide lived in one of the thatched houses until 1984 made it surreal.
His love for his birthplace and Donegal shone through!
We will definitely return.
Thank you so much.

Thank KarenShaker
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