Historic houses and castles

The Workhouse Famine & Heritage Centre

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Dunfanaghy, Donegal,
Ms Amy Meehan
T: +353(0)749136540
E: workhousedunfanaghy@eircom.net

The restored workhouse building is a visitor attraction with famine exhibition. It is run as a community educational resource, exhibition space and craft training centre.

The workshouse is on the outskirts of Dunfanaghy 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 our exhibition on the new lake and the ecology of this unique area.

We run a schools programme, adult craft courses and weekend workshops as well as heritage events and walks. We have a Fair Trade coffee shop serving lunches and snacks, an art gallery a well stocked craft and book shop and a wild life garden.