Stranorlar (Donegal)

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

The Stranorlar Poor Law Union was officially declared in 1840. The Workhouse was opened in 1844 at a cost of £8,630. It was built to house a maximum capacity of 400 inmates. The Stranorlar Workhouse was built to accomodate people from the areas of Altnapaste, Cloghan, Convoy, Dooish, Gleneely, Goland, Killygordon, Knock, Lettermore, Meencargagh, and Stranorlar. 

The Stranorlar Workhouse site is now occupied by St Joseph's Community Hospital and no original buildings remain intact. 


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  • Where are the Stranorlar Workhouse records kept and what information do they contain.

    Sarah Boyle

    Sunday 10th November 2019 09:18AM
  • Hi Sarah, 

    If you click on the link above where is says, Workhouse Records, Ireland, View Source, then it will take you to the Donegal County Council website. Scroll down to the bottom to see their information on the Stanorlar Workhouse, 

    Stranorlar Union

    • 52 volumes of the minutes and rough minutes of the meetings of the Board of Guardians of Stranorlar Union (8 missing), 1845 – 1921;
    • Letter Book (copies of letters sent), 1886 – 1921;
    • 2 Dispensary (Killygordan and Stranorlar) minute books, 1852 – 1899;
    • Notices, correspondence, accounts, petitions and lists relating to the affairs of Stranorlar Union, c. 1840 – 1921.

    These records are open to the public but you may have to contact Donegal County Council directly in order to access them. 

    Thanks for getting in touch and good luck with your research. 

    Valerie - IrelandXO Team


    Chronicles Editor

    Monday 11th November 2019 09:05AM

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