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Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum

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The stop everyone visiting should make...

Everyone visiting Ireland should make a commitment to stop and learn about the Famine that shaped... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great guided tour

I highly recommend visiting this museum. Our tour guide was very interesting and really made the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Donaghmore, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 86 829 6685
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone visiting Ireland should make a commitment to stop and learn about the Famine that shaped so much of Irish history and immigration impact, etc. We stopped at this one to break up the drive back from the Cliffs to Wicklow area. I highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend visiting this museum. Our tour guide was very interesting and really made the history come alive. A very memorable visit.

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This fascinating place is so worth a visit, we had a tour guide who was so well informed and interesting. History lesson that was a must for anyone interested in Irish history.

5  Thank KarenSouthAustralia
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting tour about a sad part of Irish history that should not be forgotten.There are only a few of these work houses reasonably intact.Signage from Durrow could be better we nearly gave up at one stage trying to find it but I am glad...More

3  Thank jsacd
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We saw where hundreds of irish families were separated and housed during the Great Famine. Our guide was excellent.

4  Thank Castleknock2013
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Great tour given. Well worth a visit. Steeped in history. Tour guide was very good and knew his stuff. Alot of artickes from times past can be viewed. Again you can feel the history of the place.

3  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

From the moment we got there it was obvious this place was seeped in history and once a very important part of irish history. It is fantastically well maintained, they have a huge selection of various items from farm machinery to kitchen plates. The staff...More

2  Thank Lkeating01
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Very interesting and our experience was made much better than expected by the man who guided us. Could do with some extra funding to allow for some interactive installations but all the same, the roughly presented space was appropriate for the stories of the time....More

2  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 15 October 2017

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 seeing.

2  Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

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 from bad to worse ,...More

3  Thank Noddy2054
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20 March 2017|
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29 August 2015|
Response from Krisherron | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am unable to provide that information, I think they will have a website, as when we visited it was still undergoing renovations, but I am sure it was open 11.00 and into the afternoon.