Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum
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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.

The Museum also enjoys financial support from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht through its Cultural Institutional Unit and the Scheme to assist Local & Regional Museums to extend the Opening times at the weekends during the Summer season.

Opening Times
The Museum is currently open: -
Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays) from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.

If the museum is not open when you visit or wish to visit outside of these times ring 086-829 6685.

Family 10.00
Adult 5.00
O.A.P/Students 3.00
Groups over 10 people 4.00

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 also welcome your comments on our Guestbook page.
Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum, Donaghmore, Portlaoise, Co Laois, Ireland. Phone : +353 (0)86 8296685 +353 (0)87 9172008 E-mail:
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