Bawnboy Workhouse

Cavan County Council

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Bawnboy Workhouse is one of the 160 workhouses built during and after the Irish Famine. It gives a vivid impression of what life was like at that time. It was a hated institution that caused people to emigrate rather than enter it. A committee of volunteers are working to preserve it so that we can better understand the Famine and the emigration that followed. ​