Experience History at Donaghmore Famine Workhouse

Calling all history lovers! Are you looking for something interesting to do on your next day off? If you love to use your imagination and witness history come to life, then this is the activity for you! Make sure to visit Donaghmore Famine Workshop Museum on your next day off! This fantastic museum aims to represent and tell the stories of those people who lived, worked and died in these buildings.

Where can I learn about famine history in Ireland?

Since this period has had such an impact on the country to this day, there is a massive emphasis on it throughout culture and history. One of the best ways to experience it is by visiting a workhouse, like Donaghmore Famine Workhouse in Laois.

Although, its history can be dark at times, exploring a museum like this is probably the best way to experience Irish History. As the walls in these buildings can often say more than words can. Inside the museum, it has guided and self-guided tours, with opportunities to explore the economic and social conditions on the island at the time when these buildings were used. So, if you’re a history buff, make sure to visit Donaghmore Famine Workhouse on your next day off!

  • Open Monday to Friday, 11am to 5pm.
  • Prices start from €5 for adults.
  • Families catered for.

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