Posted by: irishhungercomm | March 6, 2011

Workhouses in Ireland – Information

Since publishing articles on Workhouses in Ireland there has been quite some interest shown. Many people did not realize they had existed.

What were their purpose?  How were they regulated? Why were they established? How were those who had to seek refuge in them treated?

One of the workhouses was featured on the TV program “Who Do You Think You Are?” recently – this has also alerted many to this tragic part of Irish history that was a major factor relating to the Great Irish Hunger.

This is a whole piece of history in itself and you may want to read up on it.  You can Google “workhouses in Ireland” or read many books on the subject.

There is one such book about that has been recommended – the title is “Workhouses of Ireland ” by John O’ Connor. It was published in 1995 by Anvil Books in Dublin, assisted by Irish Books and Media of Minneapolis.

There have been some questions, on the subject, coming in as comments to articles so these are some tips to follow up. If you want more information about the workhouses in Ireland, you can get this book from a library or on the internet from Amazon or another online bookseller.



  1. Any speakers on workhouses interested in coming to Rochester, NY

  2. Any speakers on workhouses iinterested in coming to Rochester, NY

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