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Attic Memorial at Carrick Workhouse

Attic Memorial at Carrick Workhouse Review

Follow the stylized footprints of a mother and child from St. George's Heritage Centre to the Attic Memorial at Carrick Workhouse to step back into tragic Leitrim. This workhouse opened in 1842 to accommodate hundreds who sought refuge here from the 1845-46 Great Famine. With bare floorboards and whitewashed walls it looks as it did in the 1840s although Wexford artist Alanna O'Kelly has now added a moving multimedia installation to this atmospheric and thought-provoking place. A reading room was added in 2011 and a sensory garden in 2012. Nearby is a Great Famine Commemoration Graveyard.

Updated: 04-10-2013

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