Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

Doagh Famine Village

Phone: (074) 937 8078

Discover Irish History and Culture at Doagh Famine Village

Located in Ballyliffin, the Doagh Famine Village stands as a captivating museum, offering a unique and immersive journey through Irish history and culture. Animated guides bring to life the narratives of the 1800s, weaving tales through carefully preserved buildings adorned with exhibits that showcase the rich heritage of Ireland.

Open from March to October annually, the Doagh Famine Village beckons visitors from around the globe to embark on a guided tour that is as informative as it is entertaining. The daily tours, conducted by knowledgeable guides, provide insights into Irish life from the 1840s to the present day, illustrating how families in the local community adapted to the evolving societal landscape.

Experience the combination of informative storytelling and life-size exhibits, creating a thought-provoking and occasionally humorous exploration of Irish life. This museum is not just a collection of artifacts but a dynamic and engaging presentation of history that captures the essence of the times.

Visitor Information:

  • Opening Times: Open from 17th March to 12th October, seven days a week, from 10 am to 5 pm.

  • Admission: Adults €12.50pp, Children under 16 €6.50pp, Children under 4 free.

  • Guided Tours: Commencing from 10.30 am, tours last between 30 to 45 minutes, with the last tour starting at 4.15 pm.

  • Coach Tours & Groups: Catering to tour operators and large groups with advanced booking requirements.

  • Facilities: The visitor center features modern baby-changing facilities and toilets. The entire venue is wheelchair-friendly, including accessible toilet facilities, and wheelchairs are available if needed.

  • Parking: Ample free parking is provided for all types of vehicles.

  • Cafe: Relax in the on-site cafe, offering snacks and refreshments with panoramic views across the bay to Malin.

  • Payment Methods: Pay on arrival by cash, card, or contactless payments, with all major credit/debit cards accepted.

  • Directions: Only 35 minutes from Derry and 60 minutes from Letterkenny. Use Eircode F93 PK19 for easy navigation.