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Glenties Workhouse on Historic 25 inch map (1897-1913)
Glenties Workhouse on Historic 25 inch map (1897-1913)

The Glenties Poor Law Union was officially declared in 1841. The Workhouse was opened in 1846 at a cost of £6,040. It was built to house a maximum capacity of 500 inmates. The Glenties Workhouse was built to accomodate people from the areas of Ardara, Derryloaghan, Dunglow, Fintown, Glenties, Kilcar, Kilgoly, Killybegs, Lettermacaward, Malinbeg, Menavally, Mullaghderg, Naran, and Rutland. 

The Workhouse eventually became the Glenties District Hospital. The original buildings were demolished in 1960 and the site is now occupied by a school. 

 

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Type of Building:

Workhouse

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  • Robert Hamilton my GG Grandfather was a Guardian at the Glenties Workhouse up to 1858.

    Graham

    Thursday 19th November 2020, 04:05AM
  • That's fantastic Graham! Have you added Robert Hamilton to the Ancestor Chronicles? We can link him directly to the Glenties Workhouse. Here is a link to tutorial which explains the process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG2FDXyo4EQ&t=649s

    Chronicles Editor

    Thursday 19th November 2020, 08:36AM
  • That's fantastic Graham! Have you added Robert Hamilton to the Ancestor Chronicles? We can link him directly to the Glenties Workhouse. Here is a link to tutorial which explains the process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG2FDXyo4EQ&t=649s

    Chronicles Editor

    Thursday 19th November 2020, 08:36AM

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