Castlemagner (Cork)

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

The Kanturk Poor Law Union was officially declared in 1839. The Workhouse was opened in 1844 at a cost of £8,200. It was built to house a maximum capacity of 800 inmates. The Kanturk Workhouse was built to accomodate people from the areas of Castlemagner, Clonmeen, Cullen, Drouentariff, Kanturk, Kilbolane, Kilbrin, Knocktemple, Newmarket, Shandrum, and Tulilease in Co. Cork, and Drishane, Kilmeen, and Nohaval Daly in Co. Kerry. 

In 1850 an accidental fire broke out at the Kanturk Workhouse. Many of the buildings were completely destroyed but thankfully no lives were lost. The rest of the building were deliberately burned down during the 1920's. 

The Kanturk Workhouse site is now occupied by a community hospital with no original buildings surviving. 




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  • My Great grand father Tom Guiney of Kanturk was the Clerk in charge of Kanturk Workhouse. His son Patrick ick Guiney was an M.P. And after he died in 1913, his brother John, a solicitor was voted in as M.P. John was also deputy registrar of the Workhouse. 
    Catherina Burke (nee Burton)



    Kay Burke (nee Burton)

    Monday 28th December 2020 08:34PM
  • Have you added them to the Ancestor Chronicles? We can link them to the building. In this video tutorial I explain the process.

    Chronicles Editor

    Monday 4th January 2021 12:20PM
  • Spelling error - it was TIM Guiney of Kanturk

    Kay Burke (nee Burton)

    Monday 4th October 2021 04:21PM
  • For residents of Kanturk Workhouse who died in 1898, where would they have been buried? There's no data attached to the death record.


    Friday 6th May 2022 03:34AM

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