Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum - Portlaoise

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Address: Donaghmore,Rathdowney, Portlaoise, Co Laois,
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Indoors and Outdoors
Telephone: +353 86 8296685
Website: Click Here

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 throughout.

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.

Opening Times
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.