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Doagh Famine village, Malin

#2 of 40 in Historic Sites in County Donegal
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Portraying Irish life from the 1840s until the present day, Doagh Famine village features authentic thatched cottages filled with period furniture and other everyday artifacts. This living history museum allows you to see how the country's rural areas changed over the last two centuries, dealing with dramatic events that included a series of devastating potato famines. As you take this walk through history, look for reconstructions of typical daily scenes, which explain regional beliefs associated with the traditional waking of the dead. Admission into the village includes a guided tour, along with a complimentary snack with hot beverages and biscuits. Add Doagh Famine village to your Malin travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Malin vacation maker site.
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  • From start to finish it was just amazing. Well done to Pat and Majella who were so welcoming and informative about their heritage and the surrounding area. Pat has a real passion for what he does and....  more »
  • Very impressive exhibits. A very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who used some humour occasionally to lighten the often very serious subject matter.  more »
  • we were there 2 years ago. well worth seeing. Gives you an idea why people hate or dislike the English , forcing cruelty and punishment. The English and Irish Lords would burn down their homes if they didn't pay the weekly tax. Highly recommend to see in person , because you truly get to understand how people lived, how they suffered , and how they lived the lives as best as they could considering what they were going thru.
  • Ok its pretty mush at the top of Donegal and a drive from south Donegal but when I say it was worth it I mean it was fantastic. First the location is space,beach,scenery, ocean and plenty of sand.The village itself is well worth a visit and the tour guide family actually lived in one of the thatch cottages absolutely full of local info and easy to listen to.Make sure you give yourself and hour or two because the tour is very interesting and dont forget to visit each room in the tunnel including the "ghost rooms".You will definitely come away a lot wiser about ..The great hunger and some of our traditions and if that wasn't enough we got a free tea/coffee and a scone .Thank very much.

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