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The Irish Workhouse Centre

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Richard P wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions6 helpful votes
A sobering place to visit. This facility although so sad should better supported and preserved as a vital piece of history. Young people should be encouraged to visit showing how privileged and thankful we should be today. Many folk take so much as a right or for granted. Never neglect the memories of the past . MAKE SURE YOU PAY A WORTHWHILE VISIT
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Date of experience: September 2020
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kmulgrew1 wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions3 helpful votes
Worth a visit. Always wanted to know more about the Irish Workhouse and managed to get a late booking with Donal for the next day as we were only passing through Portumna. Very interesting and moving description given to us by our tour guide Mary assisted by the dreary drizzly weather which accompanied us that day. Bought the book which is a good read. Finding Ogle The Mystery of the Disappearing Workhouse Master.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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StepMc wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland37 contributions20 helpful votes
Would highly recommend a tour of the workhouse if you're in the area. The tour is guided and offers an interesting insight into the history of workhouses in Irish history. What's more impressive is the work that has gone into this project to take it to where it is today. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jason wrote a review Aug 2020
Dublin, Ireland10 contributions7 helpful votes
Our host at the B&B booked this for us. They even let us bring our well behaved German Shepherd along! The tour was excellent and the guide extremely knowledgeable and friendly engaging us in discussions and answering our questions. We were lucky it was a rainy day with two other people as we felt like VIPs. It's amazing how well of this workhouse is preserved and I'm glad to see that whatever the agency and people involved with this, they've done a solid job renovating it and making it available to the public. While I can't remember the exact cost, I do remember thinking it was reasonable. At the time of visiting, a local artist, Kieran Tuohy, had a carved bog oak famine exhibit. It was seriously outstanding and while very much applicable to the workhouse, was equally at home in any museum of note both here and abroad.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Karengriff2020 wrote a review Aug 2020
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Gret value and our guide, Mary, was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had with ease. I loved the way Mary told us the history of the workhouse in a way that made it engaging for us all, it can be difficult to keep the kids hooked but they took it all in and asked plenty afterwards so thank you. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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