• Isle of Doagh, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal

  • 074 9378078


  • SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES                      

The Famine Village tells the story of a family and community living on the edge and surviving, from the Famine of the 1840s to the present time.

Remoteness, isolation and reliance on small plots of land made this a harsh place to live, yet the same families have lived here for generations. Learn how these people adapted and survived.

In brief, the Famine Village is an outdoor museum that tells the story of life in the area from the Famine back in the 1840s, through the 1900s to the present day.

Different to any other tourist attraction in Ireland the Famine Village depicts life in Ireland as it was, uncommercialised, interdenominational interspersed with humorous anecdotes of Irish life


General admission is €6 per person.

Admission for U12s is €4 and Under 4s are FREE.

Admission includes a guided tour.

Refreshments are available in our newly opened Visitors Centre where our cafe will be open for you to enjoy the view out across the bay to the Five Finger Strand at Malin.

You are welcome to stay as long as you wish in the center.

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.