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The Irish Workhouse Centre

St Brigid's Road, Portumna, Ireland
+353 90 975 9200
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Workhouse horrors

We stumbled across this and so pleased we did. Both the receptionist Frances and Aileen the guide... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Misty55Gravesend
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Great staff, great visit.

This was one of the best places we've visited in Ireland. The staff were so friendly and the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carmel B
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St Brigid's Road, Portumna, Ireland
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+353 90 975 9200
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"guided tour"
in 23 reviews
"sad history"
in 7 reviews
"interested in irish history"
in 3 reviews
"ireland's history"
in 8 reviews
"interesting place to visit"
in 5 reviews
"short film"
in 5 reviews
"great famine"
in 3 reviews
"informative guide"
in 4 reviews
"excellent tour"
in 10 reviews
"an eye opener"
in 3 reviews
"original state"
in 4 reviews
"heart breaking"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 6 reviews
"history lesson"
in 3 reviews
"bucket list"
in 3 reviews
"worth a trip"
in 3 reviews
"poor souls"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stumbled across this and so pleased we did. Both the receptionist Frances and Aileen the guide welcomed us and made us feel at ease straight away. They were the only brightness we saw during our visit. It was a cold place to visit and...More

1  Thank Misty55Gravesend
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was one of the best places we've visited in Ireland. The staff were so friendly and the manager himself took us on tour. A terrific knowledge of history was shared and its great that places like this still exist to share such a difficult...More

1  Thank Carmel B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit was very enjoyable with an excellent guide.We will definitely return as new features are being added all the time

1  Thank Monica H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The structure is preserved just as it was. Being there in person, I felt the harsh raw cruelty that was endured by those poor neglected people. It is a must visit for those interested in Irish History and Famine times.

1  Thank timmygerard
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit - a chance to see life as it was in the old days for those who were in poverty - expertly narrated by a local guide who obviously takes a great interest in her work.

1  Thank michael k
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed with my visit to the portumna workhouse. The guide showed an excellent knowledge of the workhouse and the workhouse system. She guided us around the rooms and showed us the features of each one. There were information boards but the guide covered...More

1  Thank ennisbannerman
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Informative tour guide; I was unaware of the struggles the families had during the time of the Workhouses.

1  Thank Pamela B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited other interpretive sites, attended lectures and researched the Workhouse and the Irish association. This visit, aided by Aaron, a knowledgeable tour guide with the ability to communicate the true history, was an amazing experience. To walk where the people walked, see where...More

1  Thank Rodger W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guide Arron was very good at this job ,the short audio was a nice way to give an inside to the workhouse ,overall would recommend

1  Thank badgerbaby
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the Irish Workhouse in Portumna based on a recommendation from Oak Lodge. What a fantastic piece of history. We learned so much about what the Irish people went through which is most likely a part of our own ancestral history. Excellent, very knowledgeable...More

1  Thank Kristal W
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