What's On

Heritage Week August 13th to 21st 
Get ready for National Heritage Week at The Workhouse! Running from August 13th to 21st, we will be hosting events for Water Heritage Day, Wild Child Day, the Irish Language, and Traditional Crafts relating to our culture and heritage. We have a wide variety of events coming up so be sure to check them out on website, socials or even just calling us for more information on how to book.

Call us at 0749136540 or email dunfanaghyworkhousetours@gmail.com for more information
Workshops with Sorcha O’Malley
There will be chair yoga for over 60s happening on Thursdays with Sorcha running from 10am at the Workhouse
If you would like to book either of these, be sure to book with Sorcha at sorchaomalley@hotmail.com or call her at 0896115348
Fis Feasa

From our Workshops in May, attendees for Fís Feasa came together and created their own short films using their mobiles and their imaginations! A massive thank you to our collaborators at Fís Feasa for running these Workshops with us and thank you to Creative Ireland, the Donegal County Museum, RTÉ and Donegal County Council for supporting this project

Innovating Communities

Innovating Communities has been working to assess the needs and wants of the people that live, work, travel or visit the Dunfanaghy area, and have created this survey for everyone to take part in.

Participants can fill it out in the same amount of time it takes to drink a cup of tea, so if you can spare the time be sure to fill it out!

Hosting Your Events

The Workhouse has been a host for a number of events and screenings within its premises and 30-seater cinema. Throughout the year, it has organised a Christmas Market, Halloween Events, coffee mornings, and movie screenings, and its facilities are used by local businesses and groups for things like Parent and Toddler Meet-Ups, charity events, storytelling evenings and so much more.

If you would be interested in hosting an event at the Workhouse or booking our cinema for private screenings, please contact us at dunfanaghyworkhousetours@gmail.com. 


The exhibition is told through an audio system. Visitors do not need to book with us to do the tour.  However, if there is a particular time that you would like, the staff would be happy to try and accommodate that. The tour is self guided and the audio lasts roughly 30 minutes. We also offer a 15 minute short film in our cinema about the local area.  

Guided tours are offered and they can be booked in advance with our Heritage Officer. 

Tour Prices
Adults – €5
Students  – €4|
Teens – €4
Senior – €4
Family (Two Adults, Two Students/Seniors) – €15
Groups of Eight or More – €4 per person
Kids Under 10 go Free

Cinema Rental

This cosy, 30 seater cinema is available to rent for screenings, parties or events, both for private groups and local organizations. The cinema is run with a projector that can take DVDs or connect to devices through a HDMI connection. 

Rental Prices
One Hour- €35
Two Hours – €60
€5 per every hour extra

Opening Hours 10.00am to 5.00pm February to November.                            Closed December to January other than pre-arranged bookings

Past Collaborators