Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> The Schull Workhouse [graphic]
The Schull Workhouse
|Main Creator:||Newman, Thomas photographer|
The Schull workhouse, situated just East of the village, was opened in January 1850. It covered an area of ten acres and was built to a standard plan. It included a governor's house, dormitories, a chapel, school, refectory, laundry and graveyard. There were two wards each for men and for women, a maternity ward and a separate section for children. Women worked in the laundry, men drew water from the wells and worked a small area of land. Six weaving looms were also operated. The building was burned down in June 1921 by the I.R.A. The entrance gates and some of the fine stonework walls still remain; as does the graveyard with almost two hundred unmarked gravestones.
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24 Mar 1994
Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 17A ; frame number: 8A
Mizen Historical & Archaeological Society
Photograph taken at 12:30 24 Mar 1994.
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Schull, Co. Cork, Province of Munster, Ireland.
|Contained in:||Our Own Place Photographic Project|
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|OOP_17A/8A||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
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