We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
A simple museum telling local story.

This was a worthwhile visit. The museum told the story of the living strife of a young girl who did... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
MoraginRio
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
Worth a visit

As a lover of history you will enjoy this trip to the Dunfanaghy Workhouse particularly given its... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
DublinMerlin
,
Dublin
Read all 121 reviews
24
All photos (24)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“wee hannah”(23 reviews)
“audio tour”(9 reviews)
“worth a visit”(14 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
43°
37°
Dec
42°
36°
Jan
44°
37°
Feb
Contact
Dunfanaghy, Ireland
Website
074-36540
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (121)
Filter reviews
119 results
Traveler rating
52
46
14
7
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
52
46
14
7
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews wee hannah audio tour worth a visit potato famine local history coffee shop old age great famine small museum young girl cake life story play park little girl living conditions cup of tea takes about minutes
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 119 reviews
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Well worth a visit , raw history , makes you glad you live in today's world and to realise there were no good old days for these poor souls.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BrianCoAntrim
Reviewed September 29, 2018

This was a very interesting visit to a workhouse. Downstairs is the general information about the workhouse system in Ireland as well as specifics about the Dunfanaghy workhouse. Upstairs is the story of Wee Hannah Herrity who had been an inmate there. The detailed research...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JeanChippenham
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

This was a worthwhile visit. The museum told the story of the living strife of a young girl who did live though poverty and a very simple existance to old age. Someone who never left during famine and difficult times but survived despite horrendous hardship....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MoraginRio
Reviewed August 23, 2018

As a lover of history you will enjoy this trip to the Dunfanaghy Workhouse particularly given its dramatic opening just before the Great Famine. It gives a good insight to the terrible conditions people lived with both in and outside of the workhouse, it's definitely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DublinMerlin
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Went to visit the Workhouse in Dunfanaghy. Two of the buildings that made up the original reception area have been refurbished to make up the exhibition area. One half is used as a coffee shop, reception and souvenir area. The other half is the actual...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kd7724
Reviewed August 13, 2018

A small museum telling the history of the original building - a workhouse. Information regarding the folk who lived in the workhouse,- their food, living conditions, daily lives etc - is easy to read and understand. Upstairs the life of Wee Hannah is recounted in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pam s
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Just passing the workhouse decided to call in. Well worth a visit and at just 5 euro, give headphones for the story of 'We Hannah' . Very sad we Hannah had a very sad life but survived to live into her 90s

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Ann Q
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited here during our visit to Dunfanaghy. We were greeted by a very pleasant lady member of staff. There is a gift shop and rest rooms. The displays and information are very informative and interesting

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank asiseeit66
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

We called in here as we were passing, and we found it a very worthwhile visit, for 5 euros you get wireless headphones to tell you a story as you look round and see the scenes set out before you, you also have loads of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chessfun
Reviewed June 29, 2018

The Workhouse has a great Famine Exhibition telling the story of 'wee' Hannah, It takes approx 30mins. We had gorgeous homemade apple pie and the most wonderful fresh salad. The Playpark was great as we could eat our lunch in peace! The Staff is so...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank annafriel
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Arnolds Hotel
489 reviews
.37 miles away
Shandon Hotel and Spa
1,367 reviews
2.95 miles away
Downings Bay Hotel
317 reviews
4.95 miles away
Beach Hotel
444 reviews
5.73 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 21 nearby restaurants
The Mill Restaurant
182 reviews
.24 miles away
The Rusty Oven Wood Fired Pizzeria
251 reviews
.30 miles away
Lizzie's Diner
450 reviews
.35 miles away
Patsy Dan's Pub
117 reviews
.36 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 15 nearby attractions
The Art House
150 reviews
.34 miles away
Hornhead Loop
219 reviews
.20 miles away
Narosa
49 reviews
.30 miles away
Dunfanaghy Stables
98 reviews
.37 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Tracy P
July 9, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from annepgorman | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry I can't remember exactly, but it wasn't expensive.
0
Votes