Past Events at the Workhouse

March 2022
→ St Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hunt

April 2022
→ Easter Bunny Hunt
→ Storytelling with author Carol O’Callaghan with her book “Good Morning Glenveagh”
→ Easter Arts and Crafts 


What's On

MAY 2022

Fis Feasa
For Cruinniú na nÓg this year, be sure to sign up for our event Fís Feasa!

Fís Feasa is a creative workshop for 12 to 17 year olds to show them how to become creators using their phones, and how video media can be used to engage with our local landscape, language and heritage in so many different ways. This will be run in collaboration with Comhcheol and these Workshops will accumulate in a premiere of the short films participants make at our cinema!

Workshop One – Introduction and Creative Engagement : Saturday, May 14th. 2pm to 6pm at The Workhouse.
Workshop Two – Learning and Using Creative Tools : Saturday, May 28th, 2pm to 6pm at The Workhouse
Premiere: Saturday, June 11th, 1pm to 3pm at The Workhouse
These Workshops have limited spaces so be sure to book your spot! Call 0749136540 or email to book your spots or for more information about the event. 
Parent and Toddler Group 
The Parent and Toddler Group organised by the Dunfanaghy Family Resource Centre will be running from 10:30am to 12pm at the Dunfanaghy Playpark. Parents are invited to join for a casual meet up and chat with other parents while their children are able to enjoy outdoor sensory play and nature craft. Teas and Coffees are available for purchase from the Workhouse Café. 
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 


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