Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum PORTLAOISE

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Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum is a unique attraction in Co. Laois that aims to tell the story of the families who lived and died within the Famine Workhouse walls before, during and after the Great Famine.

The Museum uses guided and self-guided tours combined with various exhibits to explain the socio-economic conditions which led to the establishment of this and other Workhouses.

Visitors to the Museum will also enjoy an Agricultural Collection made up of a wide range of artefacts donated by local people, ranging from 

  • Farm Implements,
  • household items and
  • hand tools.

Opening Times
Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays) from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.

MORE Discover people who lived and worked at Donaghmore Famine Workhouse

Address Donaghmore, Portlaoise, Co Laois, Ireland.
Phone +353 (0)86 8296685
Parish(es) Laois Portlaoise (Laois)
Category (ies) Tourist Attraction