Sligo Workhouse

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

The Sligo Poor Law Union was officially declared in 1839. The Workhouse was opened in 1841 at a cost of £11,000. It was built to house a maximum capacity of 1,200 inmates. The Sligo Workhouse was built to accomodate people from the areas of Ballintogher, Ballymote, Ballynakill, Ballysadare, Carly, Carney, Cliffony, Cloonacool, Cloonaghill, Coolaney, Coolooney, Dromard, Drumcliff, Drumfin, Lissadill, Kilmacowen, Knocknarea, Riverstown, Rossinver, Skree, Sligo, Templeboy, and Tobercurry. 

In 1922, after the formation of the Irish Free State, the Sligo Workhouse was repurposed as the county home. Today it is called St John's Community Hospital with very few of the original features surviving. 

 

References

For more information see here Ireland VIEW SOURCE
County Sligo Archives Ireland VIEW SOURCE

Type of Building:

Workhouse

Comments

  • scheme for immigration to USA and Canada during this time?Are the infirmary andworkhouse the same in the 1880,s?  Any records available on line to check free?  Any body have anything on Tuke 

     

    Reddam

    Friday 12th June 2020, 02:37AM
  • scheme for immigration to USA and Canada during this time?Are the infirmary andworkhouse the same in the 1880,s?  Any records available on line to check free?  Any body have anything on Tuke 

     

    Reddam

    Friday 12th June 2020, 02:37AM
  • scheme for immigration to USA and Canada during this time?Are the infirmary andworkhouse the same in the 1880,s?  Any records available on line to check free?  Any body have anything on Tuke 

     

    Reddam

    Friday 12th June 2020, 02:37AM
  • scheme for immigration to USA and Canada during this time?Are the infirmary andworkhouse the same in the 1880,s?  Any records available on line to check free?  Any body have anything on Tuke 

     

    Reddam

    Friday 12th June 2020, 02:37AM
  • Still nothing on Tuke scheme for immigration during famine.

    Reddam

    Thursday 25th June 2020, 10:37PM
  • Hi Reddam:

    You had contacted me via email about your questions on the Sligo Workhouse. 

    I would suggest that you check the website and the link here for further information:  http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Sligo/

    Further information about the Tuke Scheme may be available here:  https://www.historyireland.com/18th-19th-century-history/james-hack-tuke-and-his-schemes-for-assisted-emigration-from-the-west-of-ireland/  I do not see any reference in this article to County Sligo.  There is also a blogger who is researching the scheme through the Galway County Council and the website blog is here:  http://ionaddeirbhile.ie/deirbhiles-blog/assisted-emigration-blacksod-bay-the-tuke-f  Again, there is no reference to Sligo, but if you believe that your ancestors availed of the Tuke Scheme, the above links are worth having a look at.

    The best of luck.

     

    Jane

     

     

    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Monday 13th July 2020, 11:59AM
  • Hi Reddam:

    You had contacted me via email about your questions on the Sligo Workhouse. 

    I would suggest that you check the website and the link here for further information:  http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Sligo/

    Further information about the Tuke Scheme may be available here:  https://www.historyireland.com/18th-19th-century-history/james-hack-tuke-and-his-schemes-for-assisted-emigration-from-the-west-of-ireland/  I do not see any reference in this article to County Sligo.  There is also a blogger who is researching the scheme through the Galway County Council and the website blog is here:  http://ionaddeirbhile.ie/deirbhiles-blog/assisted-emigration-blacksod-bay-the-tuke-f  Again, there is no reference to Sligo, but if you believe that your ancestors availed of the Tuke Scheme, the above links are worth having a look at.

    The best of luck.

     

    Jane

     

     

    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Monday 13th July 2020, 11:59AM
  • Great general knowledge stuff like google, but no lists to search.  Though poorhouse records are past 100 years ago, no access or links to inmates, etc. No way of searching inmate records though supposed to be valable.  Tuke schème for immigration was available for mayo and Sligo. Lists were made but are not available for searching.  Many errors and omissions have been noted on what is available.

    Reddam

    Monday 13th July 2020, 04:19PM
  • Hi Reddam:  I appreciate your reply and comments.  I wonder if you contacted the blogger directly with your concerns raised and it may be a good point within which to make some progress about obtaining or creating lists.  

    Thanks again for your feedback.  

    The very best of luck with your research.  

    Kind regards,

    Jane

    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Tuesday 14th July 2020, 11:26AM

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