Dungannon (Tyrone)

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Dungannon Workhouse on 1910 OS map
Dungannon Workhouse on 1910 OS map

The Dungannon Poor Law Union was officially declared in 1839. The Workhouse was opened in 1842 at a cost of £8,000. It was built to house a maximum capacity of 800 inmates. The Dungannon Workhouse was built to accomodate people from the areas of Aghnahoe, Altmore, Ballymagran, Benburb, Bernagh, Brantry, Castle Caulfield, Clonaneese, Clonavaddy, Crossdermot, Derrygortrery, Drumaspill, Dunnaghmore, Dungannon, Meenagh, Minterburra, Mountjoy, Moy, and Tullniskan. 

The Dungannon Workhouse site has been repurposed as the South Tyrone Hospital with very few original features still surviving. 


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  • John Fitzgerald wrote a letter to his son in America from Union, Hospital, Dungarvan  05/05/1880. Was he in the workhouse?


    Thursday 9th April 2020 09:04PM
  • Hello,

    Have you created a Chronicle for your Ancestor? If not then I would advise creating one and linking them to the Workhouse. This will bring your Ancestor to the attention of our wonderful volunteers who may be able to provide you with some pointers.

    With regards to finding records from the Workhouse, your best bet is to contact the relevant County Council Archive.

    Best of luck with your search

    IrelandXO Team

    Chronicles Editor

    Friday 10th April 2020 08:58AM
  • I have an ancestor who died at the Dungannon Workhouse. I do have a 'Chronicle for my Ancestor'. How do I link him to the workhouse?

    Thank you,



    Sunday 3rd October 2021 04:56PM
  • Never mind, I found out how to make the connection!



    Sunday 3rd October 2021 05:28PM

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