Scarriff (Clare)

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

The Scariff Poor Law Union was officially declared in 1839. The Workhouse was opened in 1842 at a cost of £7,450. It was built to house a maximum capacity of 600 inmates. The Scariff Workhouse was built to accomodate people from the areas of Feakle, Killaloe, Killuran, Kilnoe, Mountshannon, Orgunnella, and Scariff in Co. Clare, Clonrush and Woodford in Co. Galway. 

Scariff Workhouse was one of the most over crowded in the country. In 1851 there were 4,121 inmates being housed in the Scariff Workhouse. 

The Scariff Workhouse was burned own by Irish forces in the 1920's, and the site is now occupied by an agricultural supplies company. 



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