The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna

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Must see · Architectural Building · Historic Site
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 sobering place to visit. This facility although so sad should better supported and preserved as a vital piece of history. Young people should be encouraged to visit showing how privileged and...  more »
  • Worth a visit. Always wanted to know more about the Irish Workhouse and managed to get a late booking with Donal for the next day as we were only passing through Portumna. Very interesting and...  more »
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  • It was one of the most interesting tours iv been on. The staff are all so welcoming and amazing and our tour guide was so informative intelligent and pleasant. Ready to answer any questions we had. It had an eerie vibe to the place as expected due to its history. I found it most intriguing. I was full of emotions throughout the tour.
  • My wife and I got a wonderful tour from a very knowledgeable young lady. I agree that it was one of the most comprehensive and interesting tours I’ve ever taken. It highlights a very sad but important part of Irish and British history that had a ripple effect reaching and forming Canada, the US and Australia. There are important lessons to be learned from a society that’s lost its moral compass.

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