Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

Strokestown Park’s stories and its beauty hint at all there is to uncover in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.

So why not explore further, after your visit to the Strokestown Park House, Gardens & National Famine Museum, and immerse yourself in this unspoilt part of Ireland, where time moves at a different pace?

Enjoy the peace and serenity of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands on your visit to this spellbinding region.

There are so many stories and adventures to be found when you explore Ireland’s stunning midland landscapes or take to the waters of the mighty River Shannon.

  • Meander across expansive boglands, majestic mountains and valleys.
  • Discover the riverside towns and villages dotted throughout this enchanting region.
  • Cruise tranquil waterways or make a splash with an outdoors adventure!
  • Soak up the peaceful atmosphere, and take in Ireland’s music and stories.

Things to do near Strokestown Park

Find majesty in an ancient landscape at the Rathcroghan
Visitor Centre.

Step further into the past at Rathcroghan – Cruachan Aí – a majestic landscape that is the oldest and largest unexcavated Royal Site in Europe.

Rathcroghan’s rich archaeology, mythology, and history unfold on expertly guided tours and in the fascinating visitor centre.

Discover a world of adventure at Lough Key Forest Park

Seek the peace that comes with spectacular views, forest walks, and boat trips around peaceful islands. Or enjoy the highs that come with ziplining and energetic pursuits in one of Ireland’s most spectacular forest parks.

Set the sails at Elphin Windmill in rural County Roscommon

Climb to the top of the fully restored working windmill in Roscommon’s Elphin village to help set the sails on this important part of Ireland’s industrial heritage. Take time to enjoy great views over rural Roscommon while you’re up there!

Delve into rural life at the Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum

This fascinating family-run, award-winning museum of rural life gives you insights into the everyday life of Irish rural people through the centuries – making it a great choice of destination after your visit to the National Famine Museum.

At Derryglad, intriguing objects and evocative scene-setting are used to tell stories about tradition and change, work, play, and celebration that capture the interest of visitors of all ages!


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