1848 Famine Warehouse

During the Great Famine, the Warehouse 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 United States Of America.


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 5 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.