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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
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
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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
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Hi, sorry I can't remember exactly, but it wasn't expensive.