Birr Workhouse

Newbridge Street , Birr , Co. Offaly

Birr Workhouse
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About Birr Workhouse

Birr Workhouse is located at Newbridge Street in Birr, Co. Offaly.

Built in 1845 during the Great Famine to a design by George Wilkinson, this workhouse demonstrating a high level of craftmanship is similar to others built throughout Ireland following the passing of the Poor Relief (Ireland) Act in 1838 which was enacted to care for the destitute of Ireland during the 19th century.


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