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Sacred Heart Home (Workhouse)

This was the Gatehouse + Masters Residence of the Workhouse, now known as the Sacred Heart Home. Erected in 1840 at a cost of £8,822, designed for 700 paupers, it housed 1,600 people during the famine years.

Further Reading Sources:
See publications section on website
  • Roscommon Untold Story by Sister Francis Clarke
Volume  1 – 1986 Roscommon Historical & Archaeological Society Journal
  • Page 41: Workhouse Hospitals by Sr. Patricia Kelly