Kilkenny Famine Experience 2018-01-26T12:07:46+00:00

Visit the Kilkenny Union Workhouse, now beautifully restored as MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to take this FREE AV tour. The tour will bring you around the buildings of the Workhouse telling the human stories of the inmates that lived and died within the walls.

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 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


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