Days out in Laois

Days out in Laois

Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum

The Workhouse Museum is situated on the R435 between Borris in Ossory and Rathdowney here in County Laois, J 19 on the M7 the workhouse is approx 3 miles from the M7 and the M8 is approx 10miles away

Donaghmore's window into the past

Donaghmore’s window into the past

Donaghmore Workhouse and Agricultural Museum. It’s one of only a handful of  Workhouse buildings still standing today in Ireland. It was commissioned in 1850 and was opened in 1853.

The Museum also contains a wide range of Agricultural and Household collections, depicting the rural way of life in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Basic Info

Hours: Mon-Fri 11.00am-5.00pm

Sat- Sun 2.00pm-5pm

Contact information:

+353 86 829 6685