My ancester Simon Scahill (1788 - 1867) spent his last years in the Tullamore Workhouse.
Note: During the time of the Workhouses, Co. Offaly was known as Kings's County.
The following information was provided by Mr Steve Dolan, Manager of The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna, Co. Galway
The Tullamore Poor Law Union was officially declared in 1839. The Workhouse was opened in 1842 at a cost of £7,215. It was built to house a maximum capacity of 700 inmates, but census records show that the true number of inmates reached as high as 1,863 in 1849. The Tullamore Workhouse was built to accomodate people from the areas of Ballycommon, Cappincor, Clara, Durrow, Geashill, Kilbeggan, Kilclonfert, Killeagh, Killoughy, Kilmonaghan, Philipstown, Rahan, Rahugh, Rathfeston, and Tullamore.
The site is now occupied by a community nursing unit.
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My great great great grandmother Ann Malone (Parents were Patrick Malone & Eliza Smith/Smyth) born circa 1829 (this is when baptised). Was in the Tullamore workhouse (I don't know whether parents died or they were with her OR put her there)
Was chosen from the Tullamore workhouse in 1849 as an Earl Grey Irish Orphan scheme girl. Sailed on the INCONSTANT to South Australia, met her husband there and moved to Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
MichelleFriday 10th April 2020, 08:04AM