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The Workhouse

Dunfanaghy, Ireland
074-36540
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The Tragedy of Poverty

Was told about the Workhouse as a must to see when in Dunfanaghy. My Great Great Grandfather spent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
george45
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Perth, Western Australia
A Tale That is Told

The haunting tale of Hannah and her time in the Workhouse, of the conditions endured. What her... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
DHB1947
,
Magheralin, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“wee hannah” (21 reviews)
“audio tour” (9 reviews)
“worth a visit” (12 reviews)
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Dunfanaghy, Ireland
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074-36540
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was told about the Workhouse as a must to see when in Dunfanaghy. My Great Great Grandfather spent the last 40 years of his life in a Workhouse in East London after he was bankrupted, so I was curious to see an example of a...More

Thank george45
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

The haunting tale of Hannah and her time in the Workhouse, of the conditions endured. What her situation was prior to going there. Thought provoking indeed. What if the workhouse hadn't existed? Go and see it . Then walk the Hornhead Loop. Think of Hannah...More

Thank DHB1947
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit! We visited and were impressed at the renovation of the building. It’s so authentic that at times with the help of the audio guide you can almost be transported back in time. You would have to have a heart of stone...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

This attraction is an ideal way to spend a wet afternoon and it has a lovely cafe attached as well as ample parking right outside. The workhouse tells the life story of one little girl called "Wee Hannah" whos circumstances forced her to live and...More

Thank georgeireland2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

On the outskirts of a Donegal town the original buildings have been converted to a small Museum and Cafe ( try the freshly made pancakes great treat ). The museum is small and you are guided with headphones which give a near complete overview of...More

Thank Barry2137
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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Visited the workhouse and found a lovely selection of local craft. Highlights for me were handmade soap, felted pictures and beautiful wicker baskets all reasonably priced.

Thank irisbelshaw
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

I would not recommend taking children/teens here. Quite boring for them and they lost attention quite quickly. Not a bad place if looking to learn some history about workhouses and your history.

1  Thank Kerri L
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

We have been through the presentation before and loed Wee Hannah - wonderful historical account - this time we stopped for coffee and the place is great. Good atmosphere and a great scone - thank you

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

€2.50 each for a walk through with only a handful off rooms and some pictures and info boards. €5 each for an audio guide which lasts 10 minutes. Would be better off if you asked for a donation.

1  Thank kennyh007
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

The Workhouse isn't essentially fault free as an attraction. Some of the three dimensional models and sets come off as less than artisitic in presentation, even a bit cheesy. There could be more of much, but I suspect the economic alternative would have been never...More

Thank preglad
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Tracy P
July 9, 2017|
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Response from annepgorman | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry I can't remember exactly, but it wasn't expensive.
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