Official tourism website for Northern Ireland
En

Limavady Workhouse

Irish Green Street, Limavady, County Londonderry, BT49 0AQ
Limavady Workhouse

Book Tickets Online

About

Opened in 1842, the Limavady Union Workhouse is reported to be one of the best preserved buildings of its type in the whole of Ireland. Jimmy McCurry, the blind fiddler who brought the melody of Danny Boy to the ears of Jane Ross and initiated its journey to become one of the world’s most famous songs, is said to have died in Limavady Workhouse. It became the Limavady Cottage Hospital in 1932 and retained this function until 1998. Owned now by Limavady Community Development Initiative, guided tours are made by appointment, during which visitors can view the Workhouse Gate Lodge where new entrants were received, one of the dormitories and the dining area. The Pauper’s Graveyard is an integral and poignant part of the tour. Interpretation is available within the Gate Lodge.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

Add Limavady Workhouse to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel+44 (0) 28 7776 5438

Map & Directions

Opening Times

* Tours of the workhouse available by appointment

What's Nearby

  1. Behind every bottle of Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil is a wealth of golden history. Our…

    0.15 miles away
  2. An inscribed stone cross at Duncrun marks the site of St Patrick's Monastery and the…

    0.15 miles away
  3. The ancient ruins of Tamlaght Finlagan Church and Graveyard are reputed to be the remains…

    0.33 miles away
  1. Small village on the main route from Limavady to Derry, Greysteel hosts The Vale Centre,…

    0.33 miles away
  2. Step back in time by visiting the Green Lane Museum, located at the Roe Valley Country…

    0.33 miles away
  3. This scenic and tranquil park on the outskirts of Limavady offers spectacular riverside…

    1.7 miles away
  4. Rough Fort, on the Limavady to Ballykelly road, is a remarkable earthwork construction…

    2.33 miles away
  5. Gortmore Viewpoint is situated on the Bishop's Road on the Binevenagh Loop which is part…

    2.33 miles away
  6. Sited at Walworth is Northern Ireland's first state forest which includes a picnic area,…

    3.74 miles away
  7. Bovevagh parish church was established in the late Middle Ages on the site of an early…

    5.33 miles away
  8. Binevenagh is a tranquil area where the sights of Lough Foyle and Donegal can be seen on…

    6.15 miles away
  9. Binevenagh is renowned for its impressive cliffs that provide a perfect alpine cliff…

    7.6 miles away
  10. The Martello Tower at Magilligan is a well known landmark, built between 1812 and 1817…

    7.68 miles away
  11. Magilligan Point is the tip of one of the largest sand dune systems in the British Isles.…

    7.68 miles away
  12. Travel 3 miles west of Garvagh town and you will begin to enter Gortnamoyagh Forest,…

    7.68 miles away
  13. Loughermore Forest

    A predominantly coniferous woodland along the B69 with wild mountain scenery and forest…

    8.37 miles away
Previous Next

Map & Directions

Brochure Image
View Maps and Visitor Guides
View what Northern Ireland has to offer and some of the best things to see and do during a visit.
E-newsletter Image
E-newsletter sign up
Sign up for the Discover Northern Ireland newsletter for inspiration and travel tips.
Back to Top

Tourism Northern Ireland

Don't Miss