Planning Your Visit

New Covid-19 measures apply

 We re-open on Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 9.30am




As part of new COVID-19 Safety measures, all tours of the Irish Workhouse Centre must be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance.


Guided tours of the Irish Workhouse Centre may be booked

by telephone at 00353 (0)90 97 59200 or by email to


Our new opening times:

Bank Holiday Mondays

Tuesday to Sunday (inclusive)

Tour times: 9.30am, 11.20am, 1pm, 3.30pm

(Tours take approximately 1 hour)

Max. number per group: 5*


On booking, an email will issue to you confirming details of your tour.


* This number may be greater in instances where 2m social distance is not required between individuals from the same household.


We look forward to welcoming you and hope you enjoy your visit.


COVID-19 safety procedures have been put in place to ensure visitor and staff safety and are outlined in the confirmation email. Further details will be provided by your guide prior to the start of your tour.


We ask all of our visitors to adhere to the most recent Government recommendations in relation to COVID-19.


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

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

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