The Kilkeel Poor Law Union was officially declared in 1839. The Workhouse was opened in 1841 at a cost of £4,817. It was built to house a maximum capacity of 300 inmates. The Kilkeel Workhouse was built to accomodate people from the areas of Ballykeel, Bryansford, Fofanny, Green Castle, Kilkeel, Killowen, Meghera, Mourne Park, Mullartown, and Rosstrevor.
The Kilkeel Workhouse site has been repurposed as the Mourne District Hospital which still uses the original Fever Hospital buidling.
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