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The Workhouse

I am so glad we did the trip to Portumna to see the Workhouse! The tour was absolutely brilliant... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cork, Ireland
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An excellent tour and fascinating history lesson

We are very happy we decided to visit the Irish Workhouse Centre. It provided a piece of history... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
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St Brigid's Road, Portumna, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am so glad we did the trip to Portumna to see the Workhouse! The tour was absolutely brilliant - one of the best visits I’ve done anywhere. Mary showed us around and she was a superb story teller - she really brought the whole...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

We are very happy we decided to visit the Irish Workhouse Centre. It provided a piece of history and understanding of a time in history - different from the castles, cathedrals, and ruins we had seen. Our tour guide was passionate about the Irish Workhouse...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Connector36086619878
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Excellent guided tour. Very knowledgable tour guide. Worth a visit, would definitely go back. A humbling experience. Do wrap.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank alex4769
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Spent a very enjoyable afternoon at portumna workhouse. The bog oak carvings on display are incredible. Our guide Pat was very friendly and obviously a local man was full of great stories and local knowledge.he managed to bring a tragic place alive. This many layered...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ailish F
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit to the workhouse, the first being about 7 years ago. Since my first visit I have considered it the best guided tour I had ever taken. The tour this weekend surpassed that initial visit. Whether you're into history or not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Catherine O
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This is one of the best guided tours we have ever done. Very passionate and informed guide. The artwork display was great

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kevin c
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

What is sad-rich history. Our guide, Paula Byrnes, was superb. She proved to be articulate, well versed, and made us all feel very much at ease as she guided our group through the facility. There was ample time for questions and discussion. The facility is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JCB11019
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

If in the area do not miss a visit to the Workhouse. Our guide was excellent in explaining the history of the Workhouse and the terrible conditions the people there had to endure. Will really make you stop and think about how lucky we are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Alice M
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent visit to the workhouse, exceeded our expectations. Fantastic tour given by Steven and Pat, who filled us in with the contextual history and stories of the inhabitants of the time. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DeniseM1957
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We really appreciated this tour...no, it is not a fun filled place!! It provides insights into an important, but sad piece of Irish history. Our tour guide offered a plethora of information not only about the workhouse, but also the context of how and why...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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31 August 2018|
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Response from IkBenMaaike | Reviewed this property |
Yes, individual adults pay 7 euros each. I think they have group rates to. Opening hours are 9:30 to 17:00, and only with a guide.
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26 July 2018|
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Response from Gran2098 | Reviewed this property |
An hour to an hour and a half