The Workhouse

Figart, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal

Tel 00 353 7491 36540  E-Mail

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Welcome to The Workhouse

The Dunfanaghy Workhouse was a traditional Workhouse offering respite for the poor from 1845 to 1922.  It was opened on the 15th July 1995 by Mary Robinson as a heritage centre and on 16th July this year The Workhouse will be open 20 years.  

Book your place at our Halloween Creepy Craft Classes or sign up for a fun pumpkin carving class or just come along with the family and carve your own pumpkins.  For further details go to Kid’s Clubs.  There is lots to do at the Workhouse this Halloween.

Visit the Workhouse and meet Wee Hannah, as she struggles to survive the famine and her stay in the Workhouse.  Learn about the Workhouse and some history about the Sheephaven Bay Area.

There is a lovely coffee shop specialising in lovely home baking, a community playground, library and a range of facilities such as  free WIFI and internet access.

The Workhouse runs craft classes for children and adults, art exhibitions  and takes part in Festivals such as The Earagail Arts, Heritage Week and The Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues.

Opening Hours

July & August, 9.30am to 5.30pm Everyday including Sunday

May, June, Sept & Oct 9.30am to 5.00pm Everyday including Sunday

November 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday.

Rest of Year Mon to Wed 9.30am to 4.30pm