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Kilkenny Famine Experience

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MacDonagh Junction Centre, Hebron Road, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny,
Miss Donna Byrne
T: +353(0)567777600

Visit the Kilkenny Union Workhouse, now beautifully restored as MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to take this free AV tour.

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.

Tour duration: 50 minutes.

This experience is suitable for children. Parental discretion is advised.

Book online to secure your space.