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Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum

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Interesting piece of Irish history

We were traveling from Limerick to Dublin and looking for something of interest to see along our... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2019
Indianapolis, Indiana
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The stop everyone visiting should make...

Everyone visiting Ireland should make a commitment to stop and learn about the Famine that shaped... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

We were traveling from Limerick to Dublin and looking for something of interest to see along our route other than castles and churches (and pubs!) when we saw this place mentioned on Trip Advisor. SO happy we made the slight detour to go see the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Everyone visiting Ireland should make a commitment to stop and learn about the Famine that shaped so much of Irish history and immigration impact, etc. We stopped at this one to break up the drive back from the Cliffs to Wicklow area. I highly recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank A M
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend visiting this museum. Our tour guide was very interesting and really made the history come alive. A very memorable visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank emmah249
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This fascinating place is so worth a visit, we had a tour guide who was so well informed and interesting. History lesson that was a must for anyone interested in Irish history.

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank KarenSouthAustralia
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting tour about a sad part of Irish history that should not be forgotten.There are only a few of these work houses reasonably intact.Signage from Durrow could be better we nearly gave up at one stage trying to find it but I am glad...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank jsacd
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We saw where hundreds of irish families were separated and housed during the Great Famine. Our guide was excellent.

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Castleknock2013
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Great tour given. Well worth a visit. Steeped in history. Tour guide was very good and knew his stuff. Alot of artickes from times past can be viewed. Again you can feel the history of the place.

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank X8405VImarkd
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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Lkeating01
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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank robjjc
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Stephen N
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19 March 2017|
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28 August 2015|
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.