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The Workhouse

Dunfanaghy, Ireland
074-36540
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Dunfanaghy
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Cockermouth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The cafe was not available, being used by a group of ladies, and not a lot to see in the exhibition. Could make more of this place. Not worth the entrance fee.

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Liverpool
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Lovely soup. lovely, helpful, friendly people and nice things to interest us even though we've been there at least 10 times and Donegal many, many times since 1982

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Billings, Montana, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A very compelling story in another part of what the world was like during it's evolution in to today

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Moira
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The workhouse exhibition was very well structured and flowed well, providing the visitor with a real sense of appreciation of one individual's story from the era. This made the experience more personable. The scale model was also useful in order to grasp the layout of the workhouse when it was operational. The audio was really excellent. The staff at the... More

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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

It has a great children's playground with a cafe, shop and museum. The cafe has plenty of space and a brilliant child friendly area with toys, books and blackboards. Always worth a visit

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

The workhouse facility was less than I had expected, but my disappointment in workhouse structure was quickly changed by the audio presentation provided. The existence of workhouses in Ireland, resulting from the famine of the 1840's is a tragic story that needs to be told and remembered by all. At this facility a part of this story is told through... More

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rowley regis
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I enjoyed this museum however it was not suitable for younger children as they would find it hard to concentrate. The audio tour around was interesting however this tour, even though the exhibition is small, takes some time so don't underestimate it. The tour was very informative and was priced well for 2 or so people but a large family... More

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Hobart, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Well worth the visit, excellent displays with a wonderful audio story of a lady who lived at the workhouse. There is also a lovely cafe and gift shop.

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Ireland
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

An audio tour about Hannah's life during the famine. A sad story but well told and worth visiting. I think very young children probably wouldn't appreciate this, but you could always bribe them with the park next door :-)

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Toowoomba, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The audio tour of the museum is very interesting and gives a good insight into the life of "wee Hannah" a woman who lived through the famine times. The museum is well set out and the staff were helpful.

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