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The Irish Workhouse Centre

St Brigid's Road, Portumna, Ireland
+353 90 975 9200
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A real and moving experience...

If you're looking for high tech 'touch-screens' and audio-visual self-tours, don't come here. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Galway, Ireland
great tour

Very helpful staff, very informative. lovely tour & Great history, You cant beat a little kindness... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Province of Munster, Ireland
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St Brigid's Road, Portumna, Ireland
+353 90 975 9200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for high tech 'touch-screens' and audio-visual self-tours, don't come here. This is an old-style and authentic experience, and I have to say one which touched me enormously. We arrived on a cold November evening and even though it was off season (and...More

1  Thank stephenjfahy2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very helpful staff, very informative. lovely tour & Great history, You cant beat a little kindness, and Frances is a lady. very warm & inviting, A very much community feel to it

1  Thank Balthzar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Workhouse Tourism Centre is sooo worth visiting. The place was eerily quiet when we visited, as it was off-season, but the welcome we got was the warmest in all our trip. The guide Clare was lovely and told the history of the centre so...More

1  Thank Rita R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

History is sometimes really sensitive ! Sometimes we even would prefer forget about it, erase it from the common memories but I believe what human being have faced should never be forgotten. The workhouses had a huge impacts on the life of the poor people...More

2  Thank Claire Mélanie M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This was another site on our bucket list that we wanted to visit and were not disappointed. Aran, our tour guide, was definitely well versed in the history of the workhouse in Ireland/England during the mid 19th century. We left with somewhat of heavy heart...More

2  Thank James M
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

You have to see this! Absolute great and must see super insight into Irish history! Came across is by chance but can only highly recommend it to everybody. Guided tour

1  Thank Irelandjoeeeeee
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Visited the work house with no real idea of the history of these places or what life was like for the poor souls that lived there, but after our tour with our very knowledgeable guide Elizabeth who really brought all the history to life, you...More

1  Thank belltyres1968
Reviewed 31 October 2017

If you believe as I do that unless we understand our past we are doomed to repeat our failures, you will make The Irish Workhouse Centre a stop on your tour of Ireland. Although it was one of the many workhouses erected in Ireland to...More

1  Thank FraniDan
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent tour of the workhouse, Nuala our guide was very passionate about this piece of history and was very knowledgeable, she was also very welcoming. Worth a trip.

1  Thank Nicola C
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic tour with excellent guide. So great to still have these places of history accessible to the public.

1  Thank Kevin B
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