Irish Workhouse Centre

Irish Workhouse Centre

The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna is dedicated to telling the story of the Irish Workhouse, the last resort of the destitute poor from the 1840s. Visitors can take a guided tour through the original workhouse buildings and view a short film on life in the workhouse. People can learn about conservation.

The centre is open from 1st April to 30th September, 2012, 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with last admissions at 5 p.m. The tour takes about one hour.

Admission €5 Adults; €3 Senior/Students and €12 Families with no limit on the number of children.

There are toilet facilities and parking. The Irish Workhouse Centre is located on St Brigid's Road, a short walk from the Bank of Ireland corner.

Here's a selection of quotes from Trip Advisor about the Irish Workhouse Centre, where it was voted the NUMBER ONE attraction in Portumna:

“A must see!”
“This Workhouse is a must see”
“Deserves a lot more visitors...FANTASTIC”
“Very Intersting, Worth a Visit”
“Words and our feelings from visiting could not be described”
“A work in progress but well worth the visit.”

Contact Information: 

Phone: 090 9759200 Web: Email: