Glin (Limerick)

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Glin Workhouse on Historic 25 inch map (1897-1913)
Glin Workhouse on Historic 25 inch map (1897-1913)

The Glin Poor Law Union was officially declared in 1850. The Workhouse was opened at a cost of £7,015. It was built to house a maximum capacity of 600 inmates. The Glin Workhouse was built to accomodate people from the areas of Dunmoylan, Kilcolman, Kilfergus, Kilmoylan, Loghill, Nantinan, Rathronan, Robertstown, and Shanagolden in Co. Limerick, and Kilnaughtin and Murher in Co. Kerry.

In 1893, the Glin Workhouse was repurposed as an Industrial School which was run by the Christian Brothers and the Sisters of Mercy. This continued until 1966. 

The Glin Workhouse site is now occupied by an Industrial Estate with none of the original buildings survivng. 





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  • Hello,

    Are there any searchable records from the Glin workhouse?

    My great-grandfather's mother died in 1876 in Glin and left 6 children under the age of 15-one as young as 4. His father (my 2x-great-grandfather) was a baker in Glin. I'm wondering if they ended up in the workhouse.

    Any help appreciated!


    Wendy Brunner

    Monday 28th December 2020 04:57PM

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