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Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum

Donaghmore, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 86 829 6685
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Fantastic place well worth a visit

From the moment we got there it was obvious this place was seeped in history and once a very... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Lkeating01
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Informative tour with an excellent guide

Very interesting and our experience was made much better than expected by the man who guided us... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Robert C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Donaghmore, Portlaoise, Ireland
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+353 86 829 6685
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

From the moment we got there it was obvious this place was seeped in history and once a very important part of irish history. It is fantastically well maintained, they have a huge selection of various items from farm machinery to kitchen plates. The staff...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Very interesting and our experience was made much better than expected by the man who guided us. Could do with some extra funding to allow for some interactive installations but all the same, the roughly presented space was appropriate for the stories of the time....More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Visited this place and you can feel the despair and poverty. Everyone should visit a place like this it puts things into perspective. The staff are helpful and friendly and the whole site is worth seeing.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Today we went to see the Donaghmore workhouse and it was upsetting at first and very sad to hear about the families around the time of the famine and how they were split up . They seemed to have gone from bad to worse ,...More

1  Thank Noddy2054
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Such a shame the website link is redirected to a incorrect site (selling wagons!) I talked to staff about this and hopefully will be sorted soon, as they are likely to be losing visitors. The visit was very informative, with lots to look at. I...More

Thank maudsey
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

The Donaghmore Famine Workhouse opens 11-5 Weekdays and 2-5 Weekends its well worth a visit and to hear and see what went on there. Guides are available also or u can go around yourself.

3  Thank Dabombxx
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Not far off the beaten path, the Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum is well worth a visit. The visit is by guided tour and is very reasonably priced. See how families lived if they could not find work elsewhere during the famine and immediately after. Our...More

Thank Chuck52310
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Last Saturday, we tried to find out the opening hours for this museum, but their website appears to have been hacked/no longer functioning. So we looked at their Facebook page, which announced that the museum would be opening in 30 minutes. We set off on...More

1  Thank Megansmum12
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

My husband and I decided to stop at this museum on our way back to Nenagh from Kildare. The route is not marked well after you exit the M7 but luck had us making all the right turns. We were in Ireland October 2016 and...More

1  Thank MarleyMia
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

For anyone wanting to learn about the famine times this is a must see. You learn just how horrible the famine really was and the toll it took on people during those times. If those walls could talk the stories they would tell would be...More

1  Thank CFtravler2014
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Response from Krisherron | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am unable to provide that information, I think they will have a website, as when we visited it was still undergoing renovations, but I am sure it was open 11.00 and into the afternoon.
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