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The Workhouse

Dunfanaghy, Ireland
074-36540
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Ranked #3 of 7 attractions in Dunfanaghy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The workhouse is a fascinating place which brings to life the hardships of the poor Irish back in the times of the famine, through the life of Wee Hannah. The attraction is accompanied by an audio transcript, which details the history of the workhouse & Hannah. The attraction is run by local people and takes around 30 mins to go... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

great little spot for kids. There aren't too many parks in donegal and our kids love the pirate themed park. Also some decent history around the place we haven't had chance to explore this. Nice but unspectacular coffee

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a small museum but worth visiting. Having a five year old in tow, the children's playgrounds were an invaluable asset and also open when the museum is shut! Totally self-funded and therefore very much appreciated.

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Newtownards
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Good place to pass an hour. Very interesting but the place (especially the models) could do with 'fixing up a bit'. Although I do realise they are self funded!! Pleasant visit. Great kids playground attached!

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près de Paris
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

That museum is small but so interesting. The Wee Hannah Exhibition and her extraordinary life story are so moving. And the place is not only a building like any others, it's really one of those workhouses used during the painful famine times.

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Cockermouth
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 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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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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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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