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Kilkenny Famine Experience
Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny
Visit the Kilkenny Union Workhouse, now beautifully restored as MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre in the heart of Kilkenny City, to take this free self guided audio visual tour at the Kilkenny Famine Experience.

Uncover the history of the Great Irish Famine on a visit to the Kilkenny Famine Experience in Kilkenny City. Learn about the unexpected discovery of over 970 human remains described as the most significant discovery in the world relating to the Irish Famine.

Meet the young Saul brothers, John and Patrick, who sought refuge in the Workhouse after being abandoned by their parents on the docks in Dublin. Faced with an arduous journey on foot back to Clonmel, they presented at the Workhouse and were admitted.

The duration of the tour is 50 minutes. This experience is suitable for children, parental discretion is advised.

Family friendly
Free to visit
Rainy days
Paid car parking
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Macdonagh Junction, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to allow 1 hour for this experience.

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