Dublin Workhouses Admission & Discharge Registers 1840-1919

High levels of poverty in 19th century Ireland meant that hundreds of thousands of Irish people passed through the workhouses. The workhouses of the North and South Dublin Unions were among the busiest in Ireland, not simply because they were in the capital but because they often took in paupers from across the country. This was especially true during the years of the Great Famine in the 1840s when crowds of desperate, starving people came to Dublin from all over the country. No matter where your family were from in Ireland, they could have found themselves in the Dublin workhouses. You can find out their name, age and religion as well as finding out their previous address, occupation and the names of other family members. Search more than 1,500,000 records covering almost 80 years to find your ancestors in this extraordinary set of records.


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