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The Workhouse Famine & Heritage Centre

The Workhouse Famine and 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 our exhibition on the new lake and the ecology of this unique area.

They run a schools programme, adult craft courses and weekend workshops as well as heritage events and walks. The coffee shop serves home made lunches and snacks. There is also an art gallery, a well stocked craft and book shop, a community playground and a tourist information point with free WiFi and internet access.

Guided Tours Available


Disabled Access

To the ground floor. Disabled Toilet

Retail Outlet


Opening Months

June - Sept For other times please phone or email.

Language Guides Available

No. Except in Irish for groups

Sound Tour


Opening Times

Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm

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