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11-05-2018, 22:06   #1
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1911 Census: house in Oberstown = work house?

I found someone in what looks like an institution in Oberstown:


Looking at an OSI map for the period, it appears to be Balrothery Union workhouse?,719495,755886,11,9

(Now completely wiped from the map it seems).

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11-05-2018, 22:43   #2
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Yes, the return of paupers clearly labelled it as Balrothery union workhouse.

It opened with a designed capacity of 400 inmates,and the census return shows about 100 still.

Peter Higginbotham's website ( ) tells us that it may have housed Belgian refugees during the Great War. Celbridge is better known for this use, but there were a number of workhouses used for this.

Driving past it some months ago, there was no sign of any remains.
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