The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna

#1 of 6 in Things to do in Portumna
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.
See The Irish Workhouse Centre and all Portumna has to offer by arranging your trip with our Portumna sightseeing planning site .
Create an itinerary including The Irish Workhouse Centre
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
The Irish Workhouse Centre Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
370 reviews
  • 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 »
  • 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...
Places to stay near The Irish Workhouse Centre

Plan your trip to Portumna

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Portumna

Duration: 1​h
Duration: 2​h
Duration: 4​h
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Portumna

Duration: 1​h 30​min
Duration: 2​h
Duration: 1​h 30​min
Duration: 1​h 30​min