The Irish Famine Lecture Series: The Workhouse / The Master of Portumna Workhouse

The Workhouse: Creation of the workhouse system during the famine with case study, Lurgan Workhouse, Co. Armagh I Thursday 26 January 2023, 7pm I Dr. Gerard MacAtasney.

The Master of Portumna Workhouse: Corruption and Exploitation I Thursday 26 January 2023, 7pm I Mr. David Broderick. (Starts at 1:08:05).

David is a historian and researcher from Lorrha, Co. Tipperary who currently works at the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna Co. Galway. David holds a Masters degree in Public History and Cultural Heritage from the University of Limerick. His book, Finding Ogle: The Mystery of the Disappearing Workhouse Master (2019) is a study of the Portumna Workhouse in Co. Galway and its notorious master, Henry Ogle.
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