2017 Events

Friday, March 1oth: A Taste of Portumna

The Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna, in partnership with Galway County Council, will be hosting ‘A Taste of Portumna’ event on Friday, 10th March, from 12pm to 5pm. The idea behind the event is to facilitate local producers to exhibit and share their produce with a wide audience in their local community. The is no entrance charge.

Access to the event will be free and we have a large outdoor area prepared (weather permitting) for our local producers. Should the weather not be on our side, we also have a large indoor complex available. There is also a canteen on site which we will make available for exhibitors and the general public, and the feedback to date has been excellent. For more, see www.irishworkhousecentre.ie/a-taste-of-portumna


Part of our event will be a ‘Festival of Bees’ involving the Folklore of Bees in their bio-diversity, with a focus on education of their importance is our local food. We are visiting local schools as part of our efforts.


Saturday, March 11th: Eaten Bread: The archaeology and history of food production and preparation.A Famine

The Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna, in partnership with Galway Community Heritage Forum, will be hosting a free conference on the history of food in Ireland on Saturday, 11th March, from 10am. Speakers will include Margaret Hickey, Clodagh Doyle, Rosanne Meenan, John Tierney, and Mary Bulfin.

For more, see  http://irishworkhousecentre.ie/eaten.



Saturday, July 8th: Conference

The Irish Workhouse Centre  in partnership with the South East Galway Archaeological & Historical Society (SEGAHS) present a conference on  ‘The Place of the Big House and Estate in Irish History’ at the Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna, Co Galway. Conference  from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. The conference is free to attend, with donations to the Irish Workhouse Centre welcomed.


The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland.

Tel: 00-353 (0) 90-9759200 | info@irishworkhousecentre.ie