Workhouses and Poor Law in Institutions & organisations

The workhouse has been referred to as the most feared and hated institution ever established in Ireland. High levels of poverty in 19th century Ireland meant that hundreds of thousands of Irish people passed through the workhouses. No matter what social status your family held, they could have found themselves in the workhouses. You can find out names, ages and religion as well as finding out a previous address, occupations and the names of other family members in our collection workhouse and poor law records.


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