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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.See The Irish Workhouse Centre and all Portumna has to offer by arranging your trip with our Portumna sightseeing planning site.
The Irish Workhouse Centre Reviews
What a wonderful insight into the tragic histoy of Ireland that is told so very well by guides at this place; the unebelievaby cruel and tormented experiences, especially for children must not be... more »
We had a truly interesting visit and our guide was so informative. We would thoroughly recommend a visit. more »
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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