Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum, Portlaoise

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  • Visited this place and you can feel the despair and poverty. Everyone should visit a place like this it puts things into perspective. The staff are helpful and friendly and the whole site is worth see...  more »
  • Today we went to see the Donaghmore workhouse and it was upsetting at first and very sad to hear about the families around the time of the famine and how they were split up . They seemed to have gone ...  more »
  • Such a shame the website link is redirected to a incorrect site (selling wagons!) I talked to staff about this and hopefully will be sorted soon, as they are likely to be losing visitors. The visit wa...  more »
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  • Shows how bad things were all those years ago
  • A great informative tour not only about the years the building was a workhouse but also as a Black and Tans Barracks and a Butter making facility. The conditions described for the poor misfortunes who gave up all hope on entering it's doors is harrowing. A must see!
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