Kilkenny Famine Experience

Take this self-led audio visual tour throughout MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre and learn about the unexpected discovery of over 970 human remains described as the most significant discovery in the world relating to the Irish Famine.

Meet the young Saul brothers, John and Patrick who sought refuge in the Workhouse in 1841 after being abandoned by their parents on the docks in Dublin. Faced with an arduous journey on foot back to Clonmel they presented at the Workhouse and were admitted.

Tour lasts approximately 50 minutes and is totally Free.



Tour Times:

Monday 9.00 AM – 4.30 PM

Thurs, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays – 9.00 AM – 4.30PM

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Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

“Excellent and a credit to all involved. Dr Jonny Geber on video brought it to life for us”

Teacher, Kilkenny College

“Fabulous Tour, informative and emotional”

Olive, Kilkenny

“Very powerful & thoughtful, thank you…”

Michael, New York

Tour Operating Times

Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 12noon & 2pm – 4.30pm

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: 12.30pm – 4pm

Tour Duration 50mins

  • Suitable for children-parental discretion advised

  • Bus Parking

  • 1000 Car Park Spaces

  • Free WiFi

  • Wheelchair Accessible