The Doagh Visitor Centre, near Ballyliffin, provides a great variety of exhibitions telling the story of Famine, Fear and Eviction. It is also a place where the customs, traditions and history of the people of Inishowen are preserved in a permanent way. The scene includes interdenominational Mass Rock, Presbyterian Meeting House and Orange Hall. This attraction is redesigned to become Ireland’s Lapland for the months of November and December.
Doagh Island Famine Village The Irish Famine was at its worst during the years 1845 to 1848. During this time the population dropped from 8 million to 4 million as a result of death and emigration. By the end or your tour of our Visitor Centre, you may be offended, hurt, or maybe feel that something like this should never have happened. Maybe now is a good time to stop and think
Doagh Island, while once an island some 6000 years ago, now a peninsula separating Trawbreaga Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. Steeped in history Doagh Island has many interesting facts and little known geographical treasures. Here are a few; * One of the highest concentrations of ‘Rock Art’ in Ireland. * It is a designated wildfowl sanctuary of some importance with a range of migrating fowl. * The ‘hissing rock’, a blowhole on the northern end of the island. * Carrickabraghey Castle, ancient stronghold of clans of days gone by with some unique characteristics and features. * Stunning views from all corners including that of Glashedy Rock and Ballyliffin Golf Course * Not forgetting of course, home to one of Ireland’s most popular attractions – Doagh Famine Village!