The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna

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The Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna is the only centre in Ireland dedicated to telling the story of the Irish Workhouse. It is located in a real workhouse in Portumna, one of the best preserved workhouses in the country, with all seven buildings intact.
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  • Our guide, Claire, was so informative. This visit was one of the best stops on our trip in Ireland. It shows a piece of the past that we hadn’t heard the details about.  more »
  • After visiting the Famine Museum in Strokestown, a visit to the workhouse hit with a powerful punch. Clare, our docent, took us through the workhouse and told us the story behind the workhouses as a t...  more »
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  • Great experience. Well worth the visit!! Been there twice. Staff really lovely there & very knowledgeable. Steve is especially nice to meet. Has time for everyone.
  • It provides an interesting taste of Ireland's not to ancient and very cruel history that lasted many years. What were the conditions like then? Who came to these places? Who was admitted? How many people survived? What were they fed? Setting it in reality brings a new perspective...
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