Built in 1841, Carrickmacross Workhouse has been restored into a Community Resource, 

Training and Heritage Centre (not-for-profit) by Farney Community Development Group Ltd.

 

Last December, Andrew Tyndall, former picture editor for ‘The West Australia’ newspaper,

toured the Workhouse and subsequently published the following article and photographs -  

 https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/31136432/the-great-hunger-irelands-historic-heart/

 

Our thanks to Dervla McCarey in Australia for notifying us about the article,

and to Andrew Tyndall for granting us permission to share same.

 

The Workhouse is open for 1-hour tours from 9am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays all year -

individual, family, group, school, and bus tours are welcome!

 

Workhouse Graves

Picture: © Andy Tyndall 

 

Honorary Patron of Carrickmacross Workhouse:

Australian Ambassador to Ireland, Her Excellency, Dr. Ruth Adler  

https://twitter.com/RuthAdler 

 

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