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 -  



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  



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