Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum, Portlaoise
(4/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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  • For anyone wanting to learn about the famine times this is a must see. You learn just how horrible the famine really was and the toll it took on people during those times. If those walls could talk th...  more »
  • Great value at ten euro for a family. We were given a very interesting tour of this stark old workhouse. Some fantastic work has been done restoring the currently open portion of the workhouse but thi...  more »
  • Enjoyed our visit to the workhouse. Full of historical facts and very interesting place to see.Plenty of artefacts to see and look at during your visit. 
  • 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!