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“Best play park in area with good cafe/shop”
Review of The Workhouse

The Workhouse
Reviewed 23 August 2013

It has a great children's playground with a cafe, shop and museum. The cafe has plenty of space and a brilliant child friendly area with toys, books and blackboards. Always worth a visit

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Reviewed 7 August 2013

The workhouse facility was less than I had expected, but my disappointment in workhouse structure was quickly changed by the audio presentation provided. The existence of workhouses in Ireland, resulting from the famine of the 1840's is a tragic story that needs to be told and remembered by all. At this facility a part of this story is told through the life of a young girl who survived both life in the workhouse and the famine itself. It is a compelling story and it is done well. This is worth a visit.

1  Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

I enjoyed this museum however it was not suitable for younger children as they would find it hard to concentrate. The audio tour around was interesting however this tour, even though the exhibition is small, takes some time so don't underestimate it. The tour was very informative and was priced well for 2 or so people but a large family could not afford it. There was lots to do at the centre along with a well priced café and shop. There was also a good play area for children of all ages. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Thank meandbunny
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Well worth the visit, excellent displays with a wonderful audio story of a lady who lived at the workhouse.
There is also a lovely cafe and gift shop.

Thank TassieAusssie
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

An audio tour about Hannah's life during the famine. A sad story but well told and worth visiting.

I think very young children probably wouldn't appreciate this, but you could always bribe them with the park next door :-)

Thank Luvs2travel01
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