Visit Strokestown Park House, Gardens & National Famine Museum to discover the intimate and intriguing links between dramatically different Irish lives.
National Famine Museum
Our immersive, new National Famine Museum brings compelling stories from the Great Irish Famine powerfully to life for visitor of all ages.
State-of-the-art exhibits and interactive displays draw on local accounts and documents, as well as intriguing objects and national perspectives, to shed light on the darkest chapter in Ireland’s past.
Strokestown Park House
Strokestown Park House is currently closed for conservation works
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 in centuries past, for gentry and servants alike!
The atmosphere of faded grandeur in this great Roscommon house, and its original collections of art, curios, and everyday objects, set across grand rooms and servants’ quarters, offer you vivid insights into what life was like for everyone, above and below stairs.
Glorious Gardens & Woodlands
Wander through Strokestown Park’s charming walled gardens, its colourful pleasure gardens, and its wilder woodlands, where exotic and rare plants, historic architectural gems, heritage roses, and fernery are just some of the features that delight garden-lovers and amblers alike.
Choose an outdoor adventure on our family-friendly garden and woodland trails or take time to reflect as you explore this impressive Anglo-Irish estate, set in a tranquil, rural Roscommon landscape.
The National Famine Way
Trace the footsteps of 1,490 poor and hungry people forced to walk 165km from the Strokestown Park Estate to Dublin in 1847 to escape the Great Irish Famine.
Walking or cycling this unique heritage trail connects you with their stories. It immerses you in the journey they took across now serene landscapes and the vibrant modern communities along the route too!
We have created a series of enjoyable and enriching trails for our younger visitors in the walled garden, woodland trail, and National Famine Museum.
School groups of all levels are welcome to take part in our curriculum-linked tours and activities, created to combine learning with fun.
Our new Woodland Café, located in the old granary of Strokestown Park House, serves a tasty menu of lunch dishes, as well as the finest coffee and sweet treats made from local ingredients.
In our shop you’ll find a unique selection of gifts, books and memorabilia relating to the Great Famine.
Events at Strokestown Park
Join us in the heart of Strokestown Park for events that explore the endless, compelling stories shared in the National Famine Museum and Strokestown Park House.
Our varied programme gives visitors of all ages wonderful opportunities to connect with Irish heritage and culture and enjoy the breath-taking natural beauty of the Strokestown Park Estate.
- Join us for exciting exhibitions, fascinating talks, and world-class conferences that explore diverse topics from famine documents and conservation to art history and garden design.
- Immerse yourself in family-friendly festivals, seasonal celebrations, and cultural events that draw creatively on the many impressive backdrops across the Museum, House, and Estate.
Find beauty and magic in the mature woodlands of Strokestown Park, where children and big children alike will discover the rich ecology of our natural heritage. Teaching young children about...August 20 @ 14:00 - 15:00