Famine Warhouse

Famine Warhouse

Contact Details


Co. Tipperary.

Telephone No: +353 (85) 857 0916

Email: info@heritageireland.ie

Opening Hours


Open all Year round on a part time basis.
Please call number below for appointment.

April - September
Wednesday - Sunday
14.30 - 17.30

October - March
Saturday & Sunday only
14.00 - 16.00.

By appointment contact +353 (87) 908 9972

Average Length of Visit: 40 minutes

Admission Fees



Exhibition, toilets, toilet for visitors with disabilities. Car/coach park

Restaurant/Tearooms: None


Following Government guidelines this site is closed until further notice.

During the Great Famine the Warhouse was the scene of the 1848 Rebellion. The house exhibits the history of the Famine and mass emigration, the rebellion, high treason trials and penal exile of the Young Ireland leaders in Australia and their escapes to the U.S.A.

Here rebels under the leadership of the Protestant aristocrat, William Smith O’Brien, M.P., besieged 47 police who had barricaded themselves into the McCormack farmhouse taking five children hostage. The exhibition places the Famine Rebellion in the context of 1848 as Europe’s Year of Revolutions in France, Germany, Italy, Austria and Hungary. Access to the ground floor for visitors with disabilities.

Location: 23 miles (37 km) from Kilkenny along N76 and R691 to Ballingarry. North of Ballingarry towards Commons. Follow signposts.

Guided Tours: Available