Famine Workhouse, Wexford

Wexford's Workhouse was opened in 1845. It was a place where the poor and destitute could go to live. In the 1920s, the building was converted into a hospital. In 1992, this particular part of the hospital was closed down.

Wexford Workhouse

This abandoned workhouse sits on top of a hill in Wexford Town.

Wexford Workhouse

As you can see, entry is not permitted.

Famine Workhouse

Abandoned Hospital

Because of its derelict condition, the building has been boarded up.

Irish Workhouse

Abandoned Building

In the picture above, you can see a trolley / old hospital bed, which has been slowly rusting away.

Old Hospital

This part of the building was added during its usage as a hospital.

The front door, which has been boarded up.

Wexford Workhouse

Wexford Workhouse

Abandoned Hospital

For more information on the background of this building, see: The History of Wexford Workhouse.

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