Planning Your Visit

New Covid-19 measures apply



As part of the government’s COVID-19 safety measures, The Irish Workhouse Centre is temporarily closed.
We will keep you updated and you can continue to follow us on Facebook. If you need to contact us, you can call 09097 59200 or email
Thanks to everyone who supported us over the summer


All monies received goes towards conservation works on the Irish Workhouse Centre.
The centre is operated by South-East Galway IRD Ltd, a not-for-profit community company.

Rates Details Price
Adults €7
Seniors  Aged 65+ €5
Students €5
Families 2 adults & children €15
 Under 13s  €3
 Under 7s  Free
 School Groups  Adults/Teachers Free  €3 per student

Getting here

If traveling by car, you can plan your journey on – see the route planner on the site.

Note, there is a six times daily bus service to and from Ballinasloe Railway Station and town. For more, see

Contact the Local Bus: 090-9741867

Kearns Transport –


Approximate Driving Distances from Portumna to:

Birr – 30 mins

Loughrea – 30 mins

Limerick – 1 hour

Galway –   1 hour

Ballinasloe – 30 mins

Athlone – 1 hour

Dublin – 2 hrs 15 mins

Mountshannon – 45 mins

Shannon Airport – 1 hr 20 mins



Sat. Nav. Coordinates: 53°05’59.3″N 8°13’22.9″W

The Irish Workhouse Centre is easy to find.  It is located on St Brigid’s Road, a 10 minute walk from the Bank of Ireland Corner. The Centre is just past the schools.  There is a large sign at the entrance.

From the Dublin/Athlone/Ballinasloe direction, the Irish Workhouse Centre is on the left as you enter the town.

From the Loughrea/Galway direction, on entering Portumna, turn left at Al Hayes Motors, signposted for Ballinasloe.  Then take the first right.  You will see the Irish Workhouse Centre on your left.

From the Tipperary direction, drive over Portumna Bridge, continue straight, turn right at Bank of Ireland, continue on.  The Irish Workhouse Centre is on your right.

From the Woodford/County Clare direction, continue straight ahead as you enter Portumna, turn left at Bank of Ireland, continue on and the Irish Workhouse Centre is on your right.

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

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