Donaghmore Workhouse

Donaghmore Workhouse
Portlaoise, Laois, Ireland.

Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum tells the story of the families who lived and died there between 1853 and 1886. Conditions in Irish workhouses were brutal. Remember that the only “crime” committed by the “inmates” that were forced into these harsh institutions, was being poor. The Donaghmore Workhouse was briefly used as a barracks by the British Army in the early 1920s.

Visitors to the museum have spoken of cold spots in the building, while others reported a sense of fear and that they were being watched by something unseen. Staff also reportedly choose to avoid entering certain rooms.


Venue Name
Classification(s)
Address
Donaghmore, Portlaoise, Laois, R32 PC58, Ireland
Admission Policies
Opening Times Apply
Admission Fee Applies
Suitable For Families
Facilities & Services
Car Park
Self Guided Tour

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