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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  • A must for anyone interested in History. Highlight of our visit to the west. It really gives a picture of the most hated institution ever established in Ireland. A tour here tells you why. - it....  more
    A must for anyone interested in History. Highlight of our visit to the west. It really gives a picture of the most hated institution ever established in Ireland. A tour here tells you why. - it....  more »
  • Had a great tour and guide. The circumstances were terrible in the day but it is presented very well and restored well 
    Had a great tour and guide. The circumstances were terrible in the day but it is presented very well and restored well  more »
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  • Highly recommend. Really interesting and informative tour currently held at 12, 2 and 4pm daily. Our tour guide was really interesting and clearly highly researched in the workhouse histories. Very insightful and respectful tour outlining and honouring a dark period of Irish history.
  • Absolutely worth a visit! Very reasonably priced and tour was just the right length. I could have listened to the guides all day long but an hour is about right so the kids don't become fed up. As for the tour guide & staff, all very friendly and full of local knowledge. I knew very little about the workhouses and have never seen one open to the public before. Hopefully in the future they will be able to restore more of the buildings and it will be even better. Well done folks, keep up the good work!

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