Things to see or do
- Opening hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10 - 16.30. All year.
- Admission prices - Attic Workhouse Memorial: Donations appreciated or avail of a special €7 combination ticket, which also includes admission to St. George's Heritage & Visitor Centre. Group tours welcome - special concession rates available.
Workhouse Attic MemorialCarrick-on-Shannon Leitrim - Ireland West
From the St. George's Heritage and Visitor Centre on Main Street - which also houses an interesting display and DVD show on local history - follow the brass plaque trail to the Workhouse Attic Memorial. Introductory displays recall the role of the workhouse during the Famine era. Some 1896 Famine victims were recorded as living in these small, whitewashed quarters. A famine graveyard in the grounds is another legacy of this poignant chapter of Irish history. The adjacent Reading Room provides an opportunity to look through reproduced copies of the Carrick Workhouse Board of Guardian's Minute Books (1843 - 1850) and to browse other evocative items of interest, including a selection of local emigration records. Access to the Workhouse Attic and Reading Room is by guided tour and can also be arranged with the St. George’s Heritage & Visitor Centre staff.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)71 962 1757
Address: Workhouse Attic Memorial, St George Visitor Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim