Dungannon Workhouse

DungannonCounty Tyrone

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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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Type of buiding:

Workhouse

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