There are several photos and details of Callan workhouse on Peter Higginbotham's website.
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shanew147, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘Thursday 28th May 2020, 11:16AM
I visited Callan workhouse in 2016 [apologies, I must have missed your query]. My Great grandmother [Mary Sarsfield] and just about all of her siblings were born at the workhouse [from 1864]. It is still standing and one of the buildings is being used I believe for some sort of arts and craft business/exhibitions. But from what I could understand part of it was also being used for people with learning disabilities. The buildings looked in pretty good condition as did the surrounding area. It's just a short walk from Callan town. We just walked into the entrance and quickly a few people came out and I think we spooked them as they weren't overly friendly but when I explained why we were there, they were quite friendly. Maybe we should have checked it was ok to walk around, but no one in the town to check with. I have tried to attach a few pictures but system says 'no'!. Regards, Maggie
Maggie HMonday 1st February 2021, 08:42AM
Not sure what happened there! but that is not the picture of Callan Workhouse. Will try and upload the actual pics of Callan Workhouse.
Maggie HMonday 1st February 2021, 08:46AM