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The Workhouse Famine & Heritage Centre
Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal
Family friendly
Free to visit
Rainy days
Free car parking
The Workhouse Famine & Heritage Centre is a restored workhouse building with a famine exhibition. It is run as a community educational resource, exhibition space, and craft training centre in Dunfanaghy, County Donegal.

The Workhouse Famine & Heritage Centre is on the outskirts of Dunfanaghy in County Donegal, overlooking Sheephaven Bay, and within easy walking distance of Horn Head and the fabulous Tramore Beach.

Hear and see the true story of wee Hannah, a child of the famine and typical inmate. Visit the exhibition on the new lake and the ecology of this unique area.

A school's programme, adult craft courses and weekend workshops as well as heritage events and walks are some of the events available here. The coffee shop serves home made lunches and snacks.

The building next door was a Fever Hospital in the 1840s and is now open as an art gallery and craft shop, well stocked with crafts and books. Onsite facilities include a community playground and a tourist information point with free WiFi and internet access.

Contact details
1-6 Church Meadows, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 1.5 hours here.

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