The Workhouse

Figart, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal

Tel 00 353 7491 36540


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Welcome to The Workhouse

The Dunfanaghy Workhouse is a heritage centre exploring local history but from 1845 to 1922 it was a traditional Workhouse offering respite for the poor.

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.

The centre re-opened in 1995 to include a coffee shop with 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 Earagaill Arts, Heritage Week and The Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues.

Opening Hours

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

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

March to Halloween ,9.30am Mon to Sat 9.30am to 4.00pm

Rest of Year Mon to Frid, 9.30am to 4.00pm