Strokestown Park House offers filmmakers and television producers a range of authentic and atmospheric locations across its Palladian House, gardens, and woodlands.
Strokestown Park House and Walled Gardens are the centrepiece of a serene 18th-century Anglo-Irish country estate, which provides a wonderful backdrop for historical dramas and all kinds of film and television productions.
Its own history contains moments of real drama – its owner Denis Mahon was murdered by his tenants at the height of the famine in 1845.
Film in an Irish Heritage Time Capsule
By the time Strokestown Park’s Georgian Palladian mansion passed out of private ownership in 1987, it had remained unchanged for years. Many of its original furnishings and decorations remained in place. The careful work of conservation and refurbishment undertaken since then has not disturbed the sense of a house caught mid-scene.
Across the Strokestown Park Estate, in places like our restored croquet lawn, gazebo, and summer house, there are dozens of authentic locations you can match to key scenes in your film or television production.
The wide avenue that approaches Strokestown was once the widest in Europe and still sets a spectacular scene.
Strokestown Park’s fine 18th-century galleried kitchen makes a wonderful location for period domestic drama.
The serene Roscommon landscape around Strokestown Park House offers an abundant choices of settings.
Past Film Productions at Strokestown Park
Film- and television-makers have often turned to Strokestown Park House to set the scene for dramas and documentaries and take advantage of the many distinctive visual and historic features it has to offer.
Strokestown Park House was used as the setting for the film Anne Devlin (1984), which was based on the 1798 Rising. The filming fees helped to fund the house’s extensive refurbishment, and its opening to the public.
The Big House followed thirteen people who came to live and work, as their ancestors did, at Strokestown Park House, after their family links were traced from the Strokestown Park archives.
Today, Strokestown Park House serves as a highly authentic and evocative location for period drama productions, as well as fantasy and documentary projects.
It is conveniently located under 2 hours’ drive from Dublin Airport, and our staff are ready to work closely with your production team to help you make the most of this striking setting.
How Do I Arrange Strokestown Park House Film Location Hire?
We welcome applications from commercial filmmakers, television producers, and photographers to use our properties, but permission must be sought and secured in advance on a project-by-project basis from the Irish Heritage Trust, which owns and cares for Strokestown Park House, Gardens & National Famine Museum on a non-profit basis.