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Workhouses serving this county

Note that some Co. Sligo residents (in parishes close to the county border) may have been served by a workhouse in a *neighbouring county. 

Sligo (opened 1841)

*Boyle (opened 1841)

*Ballina (opened 1843)

Dromore West (opened 1852)

Tobercurry (opened 1853)

Workhouse PLU Boundaries

Poor Law Union (PLU) or workhouse boundaries were unrelated to those of the civil parishes and in some cases only served a handful of townlands within a given parish (the remainder being served by an entirely different workhouse and PLU).

To figure out which workhouse an ancestor may have resorted to, or which parish of origin a known inmate had to have previously resided...

Explore the PLU Boundary Maps HERE.

Link an Ancestor to a Workhouse

To connect your ancestor to any of these workhouses, all you have to do is: 

  1. create an Ancestor Chronicle

  2. under "Link a Building" start typing the name of the workhouse

  3. select workhouse from the dropdown list and

  4. save

By doing this, you have the potential to discover more by way of other members who share the same connections. 

Co. Sligo and bordering counties
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