Explore the parallel lives of Strokestown Park’s aristocratic landlords and their tenants during the Great Irish Famine at their award winning National Famine Museum at Strokestown, County Roscommon. In this compelling, highly interactive museum, breathtaking local and national stories from this tragic period in Ireland’s past are brought dramatically to life.
Take a guided tour of Strokestown Park’s Palladian mansion, a kind of time capsule that reflects the authentic details of life in the Irish country house of centuries past, for gentry and servants alike. The atmosphere of faded grandeur in this great Roscommon house with its original collections of art, curios and everyday objects are set across grand rooms and servants’ quarters, offering you vivid insights into what life was like for everyone, above and below stairs.
Visit Strokestown Park’s Woodland Nature Walk and Victorian Walled Gardens to refresh your senses and exercise your imagination. Wander at a relaxed pace to take in the serenity of rural Roscommon and the rich variety of outdoor spaces, from formal pleasure gardens and the fruit and vegetable gardens to Strokestown Park’s wilder woodlands.
The woodlands, gardens and café at the National Famine Museum and Strokestown House are dog friendly. The National Famine Museum and Victorian Walled Gardens are fully wheelchair and buggy friendly. Strokestown Park House's ground floor is wheelchair accessible.