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.

We offer Easter Kids Craft Classes during Easter week as well as Adult Classes and a Film Club throughout the year.

Meet Wee Hannah, as she struggles to survive the famine and her stay in the Workhouse.  Browse the Workhouse Exhibition and learn some history about the Workhouse and surrounding Sheephaven Bay Area.

We have a lovely Café specialising in home baking, home made soups and bean stew and the lunch specials promote local Donegal produce.  Suki Tea and Miscela D’Oro coffee are an excellent accompaniment.

We also have a community playground, open 9.00am to 9.00pm, library books to borrow, second hand books to purchase and a range of facilities such as  free WIFI and internet access and printing.

There are art exhibitions on throughout the summer and The Workhouse takes part in Festivals such as The Earagail Arts, Heritage Week and The Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues.

Opening Hours

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

April 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday

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

Rest of Year Mon to Wed 9.30am to 4.30pm