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Carrickmacross Workhouse, Co. Monaghan
Carrickmacross Workhouse, Co. Monaghan

The Workhouse was one of a number built by 1843 to provide assistance to paupers who needed food and shelter. Families were seperated when they entered and usually never saw each other again. Often difficult and pointless work was undertaken so that the paupers would not see the regime as a viable alternative to life outside. 

Carrickmacross Workhouse is now restored into a Community Training, Resource and Heritage Centre.


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  • My third Great Grandfather Owen Corrigan and some of his children (the younger ones) spent time in the Carrickmacross Workhouse prioer to emigrating to Australia as part of the Shirley Estate assisted emigration. In 1852 Owen sent a letter to the Shirley agent requesting assistance to emigrate with the remainder of his family and this was granted which also included a payment from the Board Of Guardians at Carrickmacross Workhouse.

    Owen, who was from Dunaree Latin townland, Donaghmoyne Parish, Co Monaghan, emigrated to Victoria about 1852
    The four eldest children of Owen and Julia Corrigan - Mary (1827), Peter (1829), Patrick (1831) and Andrew (1833) emigrated earlier  to Adelaide (SA) on the “Trafalgar” in 1850.
    Judith (Julia?) nee McEneany emigrated later in 1858 with their younger children James (1835), John (1837), Alice (1841) and Bernard “Barney” (1843). 

    Desmond John Dineen

    Sunday 3rd October 2021 05:10AM

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