Workhouse Museum

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The Irish Workhouse Museum officially opened on Saturday 18th May 2019. After months of hard work, the centre is proud to present artifacts which help us illustrate the story of the workhouse system in Ireland.

And we are calling on our friends from across the country to spread the word that we are seeking artifacts related to the workhouses of Ireland. If you have any documents, photographs, or other artifacts please contact us.

Upon acceptance, we will preserve your donated artifacts carefully and use them to tell the story of the workhouse system from 1838 to their closing on independence. Finally, we would like to thank everyone for their help and support to date.


Why not follow our progress by visiting our blog at https://irishworkhous1a.

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

Tel: 00-353 (0) 90-9759200 |