Ballyshannon Virtual Workhouse
To discover more about Donegal Workhouses
Donegal County Archives holds almost 1,000 items relating to the eight Workhouses of County Donegal, dating from 1840 to 1923. The archive, known as the Poor Law Union Collection, consists mainly of minutes of the meetings of the Board of Guardians in each Union and Admission and Discharge Registers. There are also statistics, dietary records, correspondence, posters and notices, registers of deaths, a punishment book, dispensary records, a visiting committee register, photographs and accounts. The archives can be viewed by appointment at the Donegal County Archives, 3 Rivers Centre, Lifford, Co Donegal.