Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum

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This amazing workhouse is a unique attraction in County Laois. The Old Donaghmore Workhouse reached the peak of its operation during the Great Famine. The museum aims to tell the story of families who lived and passed away here before, during and after the Great Famine.

The museum has guided and self-guided tours combined with various exhibits to explain the socio-economic conditions which led to the establishment of this and other Workhouses. Visitors can walk through the virtually unchanged ruins of the 19th Century workhouse.

Opening times:

Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Outside visiting hours, ring +353 (0) 86 8296685
Please visit our local attractions links page for more information. 

Address: Donaghmore, Portlaoise, County Laois.

Phone: +353 (0) 86 8296685, +353 (0) 87 9172008.