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Address: Dunfanaghy, Ireland
Phone Number: 074-36540
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very simple and easily understood. my 11 year old had been doing some work in school last term about the workhouse. and he really enjoyed visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Ireland
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

very simple and easily understood. my 11 year old had been doing some work in school last term about the workhouse. and he really enjoyed visit

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Driving to Dunfanaghy from Gweedore turn left into the carpark of the workhouse. A beautiful building housing art craft & literature (they even stock my book about walking the Camino) so for that I'm grateful. But with or without my book it's a wonderful shop to browse awhile & leave with a little bit of Donegal x

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Well worth a visit to hear about local history and what it was like to work in the workhouse. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Dunfanaghy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The exhibit is thought provoking. Happy that I was not born in those times. But it was not so long ago. How far we have come.

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Switzerland
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I hadn't been to the Workhouse for a number of years and was pleased to see that the displays were even better than my last visit. The museum is suitable for children, though perhaps best aged 8 and above.

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Its largely based on an oral presentation of the life of one of the work house inhabitants. The story is grim but well told, what the museum lacks really is any depth, there are few artifacts that set the story in its context or give any other views of life in the workhouse

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It could be a lot better. There was no opportunity to see the lifestyle of our ancestors. There was a oral account, but little else. Disappointing!

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Gibbon, Nebraska
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This little museum chronicles the life of a young girl who survives the workhouse, the last resort for starving famine victims. Audio tour with headsets lead the visitor through a 45 minute self-guided tour. It is a testimony to the strength of the human spirit! We went to two famine museums after seeing this. Cute little coffee shop that had... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Display / exhibition, cafe and lovely craft shop. Great service in the cafe and very helpful - lovely homemade soup and bread. Display interesting insight into Workhouse life - very difficult time! Craft shop has got beautiful items for sale - bought a Donegal woven rug.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stopped in during Heritage Week so we got to see a beautiful video of a collection of old photos, the Workhouse is very interesting and tells a hard but very interesting story about what life was like for people in workhouses, the gift shop has the most beautiful little souvenirs and crafts, the coffee shop is lovely and the... More 

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Address: Dunfanaghy, Ireland
Phone Number: 074-36540
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Dunfanaghy

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