The Famine Warhouse 1848 tells the story of the Young Irelanders. Without the Young Ireland movement, it is unlikely there would have been the Fenians of 1867 and the 1916 Rising. The Warhouse exhibits the history of the Famine and mass emigration, the rebellion, high treason trials and the penal exile of the Young Ireland leaders to Australia and their escapes to the United States of America.
The exhibition places the Famine Rebellion in the context of 1848 as Europe’s year of revolutions in France, Germany, Italy, Austria and Hungary. There is access to the ground floor for visitors with disabilities.