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Attic Memorial at Carrick Workhouse

Updated 04/28/2014

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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 pretty much as it did in the 1840s. Wexford artist Alanna O'Kelly's multimedia installation "No colouring can deepen the darkness of truth", brings

a new dimension to this thought-provoking place which also houses a reading room. A sensory garden was opened in 2012. Nearby is a Great Famine Commemoration Graveyard.

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Summerhill, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Sligo, Ireland



Sight Details:

  • €7
  • Daily 10–4

Updated 04/28/2014


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