Carrickmacross Workhouse Tours

Carrickmacross Work House Tours

Carrickmacross Workhouse was one of 130 Workhouses built throughout Ireland in the early 1840s to house the poor and homeless; hence the Irish name of Teach na mBocht – The Poorhouse.
The Workhouse is now restored into a Visitor & Community Centre, owned by Monaghan County Council and managed by Farney Community Development Group CLG.
Tour Guides provide one-hour Guided Tours at 11.30am and 2.30pm from Mondays to Fridays all year.
Tours tell the story of life, death and emigration in Carrickmacross Workhouse during the 1840s Great Famine.
History is brought to life using an Animated Film, Interpretative Artworks, Information Panels, and Architectural Features. Visitors see an Original Children’s Dormitory that overlooks Mass Famine Graves.
Guided Tours should be booked in advance either via Telephone or Email:
Telephone – 042 966 45 40
Email –
Thank you to Monaghan Tourism for funding this time-lapse video, ‘From 2021 To 1841’, which was created by Buckled Cranium –
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