C0136 : Dunfanaghy Workhouse

taken 11 years ago, near to Dunfanaghy, Port and Muntermellan, Donegal, Ireland

Dunfanaghy Workhouse
Dunfanaghy Workhouse
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Last refuge of the destitute poor, Dunfanaghy Workhouse was constructed and opened in 1845. Originally designed to house around 300, at the height of the famine the Workhouse had up to 600 men, women and children packed into the cramped conditions. What remains today is only a small part of the original building, the rest having been demolished, and contains a museum, gift shop and coffee shop. See LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) for more information. A tour of the workhouse told through the true-life narrative of 'Wee' Hannah Herrity who stayed here around 1855 gives an idea of what the terrible conditions were like.
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C0136, 21 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 28 July, 2008
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Workhouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! C 014 369 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:10.7642N 7:58.6420W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! C 015 369
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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