Showing how families and communities have lived on the edge, generation after generation.

Doagh Famine Village tells the story of Irish life from the Great Famine of the 1840s through until the present day. The tour guides take you on a journey showing how families and communities have lived on the edge, generation after generation, adapting and surviving as the environment and society around the local area changed over the years. A combination of informative story telling and life size exhibits provide an informative, thought-provoking and at times humorous look at Irish life. Attractions include original thatched Irish cottages (inhabited as recently as the 1980s), an Eviction Scene, Orange Hall, Republican Safe House and Irish Wake House amongst others. The thatched dwellings are still maintained and re-thatched very year by traditional methods.

  • Original thatched cottages
  • All-weather attraction
  • Purpose built visitors centre
Open March to October

Opening Times

March 17 to October 31: 10:00-17:00

Guided Tours approx. every 45 mins from 10:30. Last tour 16:15 every day except Friday which is 14:00


Admission Prices 2019

Adult: €10.00
Child: €6.00
Child (U4):  Free

Rate includes guided tour, tea/coffee & scone and crisps & drink for children. Sample of Poitin included for those brave enough!


Useful Information

Refreshments and snacks available in the Red Roof Barn.
Baby changing facilities and toilets. Wheelchair friendly (Wheelchairs available if required).
Advanced booking required for large groups. Free on-site parking.



Getting There

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, 35 mins from Derry & 60 mins from Letterkenny

Map Location: 55.308903, -7.335867
Contact Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Island, Ballyliffin, Inishowen, Co.Donegal, Ireland

Eircode: F93 PK19
T: +353 (0)74 937 8078
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