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 celebrate being open 20 years with an Open Day with special events, such as Jim Osborne demonstrating how to do miniature paintings, some of the Artists exhibiting in “The Power of One Exhibition” will be available to discuss their work and “Jarla” will be running an art class for children aged 7+. Jarla is a well known local cartoon artist.
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.
July & August, 9.30am to 5.30pm Everyday including Sunday
May, June, Sept & Oct 9.30am to 5.00pm Everyday including Sunday