Life in the Workhouse Living History Tours

Donegal County Museum

Step back in time this Culture Night and hear the stories of those who worked and stayed in County Donegal’s Workhouses during the Revolutionary Period. By using the records preserved in the Donegal Archives Service, visitors to the museum will meet the Master and Matron of the Workhouse, as well as some of the inmates of the workhouse in the final years of the system. You will meet Frances Campbell, a Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers soldier who returned shell-shocked from WWI and Mary Breslin who gave birth to her son James in the Donegal workhouse in 1920. Please note that tours are not suitable for children under seven or those with mobility issues. Admission is free but limited places are available. Tours run at 6:15 pm and 7:15 pm and pre-booking is required. Call 074 9124613 or email [email protected]

Genres: Arts | Crafts | Traditional Skills, Heritage (Tangible | Intangible), History, Storytelling | Oral History
Age Suitability: 7+
Address: Donegal County Museum, High Road, Ballyboe Glencar, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland
Phone: 0749124613
Locations: Letterkenny
Booking Email: [email protected]
Event Start Time (pm)
6.15 pm
7.15 pm
Event End Time (pm)
Any Time
Any Time
Booking required