FREE AV tour retelling the human stories of the Kilkenny Union Workhouse. Tour begins at the men’s yard of the Workhouse and ends with a visit to the Memorial Garden and evocative bronze sculpture–the final resting place of over 970 famine victims unexpectedly found on the site in 2005, described as the most significant discovery in the world relating to the Irish Famine.

Hear the heartbreaking and poignant human stories recorded in local newspaper articles and minute books from the Board of Guardians, a true reflection of the Kilkenny Famine Experience from the perspective of the Workhouse inmates and staff.


Opening Times:

Monday to Saturday 09:30–16:30
Sunday 11:00–16:30

Later tours available upon request



Admission Prices 2020

FREE Admission

Useful Information

Book the tour by dropping in to the customer service desk in the shopping Centre (subject to availability) or by booking online

Facilities available at the shopping centre include restaurants, cafés, paid parking, play areas, baby feeding suite & free WiFi

Getting There

Located at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre (Next to train station),

Hebron Road, Kilkenny

Map Location: 52.655276, -7.244409
Contact Kilkenny Famine Experience

MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Hebron Road, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Eircode: R95 W8RH
T: +353 (0)56 777 7600
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