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Workhouse Centre Opens

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Workhouse Centre Opens

The Old Workhouse in Portumna reopened its doors today, not for "Inmates" but for visitors.

portumna.net/news/localpapers/110713.html#1

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1. Re: Workhouse Centre Opens

Recent Article from the Midland Tribune

midlandtribune.ie/articles/…

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2. Re: Workhouse Centre Opens

And, a Short Video (under 15 minutes) here on Portumna Workhouse and its history:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAoXOYi4o-8

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3. Re: Workhouse Centre Opens

The video forms part of the introduction to the tour.

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4. Re: Workhouse Centre Opens

Thanks Tony.... I would love to visit on my next trip over.... however sad as it was back then...

because of today's global economy in the tank, and family after family losing their homes all over the world, will there be a return to a "workhouse" ?

Very sad to see that history seems to keep repeating itself.

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5. Re: Workhouse Centre Opens

The Workhouse is Building of the month with The Irish National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) for August 2011. And now has it's own URL..

buildingsofireland.ie/Surveys/…

http://irishworkhousecentre.ie/

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6. Re: Workhouse Centre Opens

The Workhouse Project has reached the finals of the LAMA (Local Authority Members Association) Awards 2012! Short-listed in the category "Best Tourist Attraction". The finals take place on Saturday the 11th February in Dublin

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great news.

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8. Re: Workhouse Centre Opens

The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna received an Overall County Heritage Award still waiting for next Saturdays results.

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9. Re: Workhouse Centre Opens

A grim reminder of times past, not a place I intend to visit, thankyou!

Best tourist location for paupers, and there are plenty of them in Ireland right now.

Edited: 7:14 am, February 07, 2012
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10. Re: Workhouse Centre Opens

My mum and I are planning a trip to Dublin in September but will be sightseeing in different parts of Ireland. We would be interested in visiting this workhouse but I notice that the local bus only leaves Galway at 1pm and returns at 3:30, which doesn't give us much time. Is there an easier way to get there?

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