Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum, Portlaoise
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|Looking for: ||Heritage, Museums / Galleries|
|Address: ||Donaghmore,Rathdowney, Portlaoise, Co Laois,|
|Age Group: ||All Ages|
|Kids Activity: ||Indoors and Outdoors|
|Telephone: ||+353 86 8296685|
Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum is a unique attraction in Co. Laois,
Ireland and aims to tell the story of the families who lived and died
within the Famine Workhouse walls before, during and after the Great Famine.
The Museum uses guided and self-guided tours combined with various
exibits to explain the socio-economic conditions which led to the
establishment of this and other Workhouses.
Visitors to the Museum will also enjoy an
agricultural collection made up of a wide range of artefacts donated by local people, rangeing from farm implements, household items and hand tools located in one of the two buildings that make up the Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum.
The committee would like to thank Laois LEADER Rural Development Company
for their financial assistance to set up this web site. Special thanks
to all at Sitestogo for their professional and patient support
We hope you will enjoy the experience as you go through the various
pages on this web site. Of course, to fully appreciate the experience
why not visit us. We welcome your comments on our Guestbook.
For the Summer Season the Museum is open for the seven days of the
week during June, July, August and September at the following times: -
Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays) from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
If the museum is not open when you visit ring 086-8296685.