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 »
  • Discovered this place by accident and very glad I did😍. Very interesting. ..will definitely be going back for a linger visit next time
  • Wonderfully evocative 19th century workhouse, showing the hardship of life in Ireland in the 1860s, and also a great collection of agricultural machinery and country life items. Run as a cooperative by a local voluntary group
  • Great for a lazy day out ... very interesting.. friendly staff We even got a free gift.
  • Plenty of history a very sad place
  • Shows how bad things were all those years ago

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