Situated about 300m from the Market Square in Dunfanaghy sits the Old Workhouse, which now houses a Heritage Centre which explores local history and culture. This beautiful historic building houses the tourist information point for the area, as well as an exhibition centre, beautiful coffee shop, art gallery, craft and book shop.
The Workhouse opened as a heritage centre in 1995, and was officially opened by the then President of Ireland, Mary Robinson.
Housed in The Workhouse is an exhibition telling the story of Wee Hannah, who is mentioned in The Famine Graveyard page. Wee Hannah struggled to survive The Famine, and lived for a while in The Workhouse.
Admission to the Workhouse is free, and everyone is very welcome, but some of the exhibitions do charge.
The Workhouse also has a superb outdoor children’s play area which is open to everyone!!!
In 2020 The Workhouse will be open from St. Patrick's Day through to Halloween. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 4pm.