Strokestown Park

Strokestown House is an eighteenth century Palladian mansion, home of the Packenham Mahon family from 1653 until 1979. The House is unique and retains all of its original furnishings which can be seen by guided tour. 

Open Year Round.

No Booking or Payment Card Fees. Tickets Valid for 365 days - use at leisure.

Strokestown, Co. Roscommon (See Map Below)

 

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY MANSION, PARK, GARDENS AND FAMINE MUSEUM


Strokestown House

Strokestown House is an eighteenth century Palladian mansion, home of the Packenham Mahon family from 1653 until 1979. The House is unique in that it retains all of its original furnishings and can be seen by guided tour.  
 

Famine Museum

The Great Irish famine of the 1840s is now regarded as the single greatest social disaster of 19th century Europe. Between 1845 and 1850, when blight devastated the potato crop, in excess of two million people – almost one-quarter of the entire population – either died or emigrated.

The Famine Museum is located in the original Stable Yards of Strokestown Park House. It was designed to commemorate the history of the famine of Ireland and in some way to balance the history of the 'Big House'.

When what remained of the original property was purchased, an archive of papers relating to the management of the estate during the 1840s came to light. This unique collection of documents includes many haunting pleas from starving tenants on the estate and the response they received. It is now regarded as the best private archive on the Great Irish Famine in the world. 

 

Six Acre Walled Garden

The six-acre Walled Gardens have been faithfully restored to their original splendour and give an insight into horticultural practices and garden architecture from the 1740s to the present day. The Georgian peach house and vinery date back to the 1780s and offer exceptional views of the estate and gardens. 

The wonderful Herbaceous Border is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest in Britain and Ireland. Other beautiful features include a formal Rose Garden, a wonderful Pergola, and a wildflower Garden and a Fernery, to name but a few.

The Georgian Fruit & Vegetable Garden is now growing old varieties of fruit and vegetables using traditional methods and its produce is used in the preparation of home-cooked food in the Strokestown Park Restaurant.

 

Location

Strokestown is 144km (90 miles) from Dublin and 23km (14 miles) from Longford on the N5. Strokestown is also on many bus routes. There is a bus entrance from the N5 which is directly across from the R368 (Roscommon Road Intersection). 


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The Great Irish Famine 

The Great Irish Famine of the 1840′s is now regarded as the single greatest social disaster of 19th century Europe. Between 1845 and 1850, when blight devastated the potato crop, in excess of two million people – almost one-quarter of the entire population – either died or emigrated. 


The Irish National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park gives a unique insight into these times.


The Famine Museum at Strokestown Park is also twinned with Grosse Ile and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site, Grosse Ile, Quebec, Canada. Over 5,500 Irish people who emigrated during the famine are buried in mass graves there.

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Strokestown Park
Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
T. +353 (0)71 963 3013

 
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OPENING TIMES 2016

Open Year Round

Mid March to October
Daily 10:30 - 17:30 with tours of house at 12:00, 14:30 and 16:00

November to Mid March
Daily 10:30 - 16:00 with tours of house at 14:30

Closed: December 24 to 26 - check their website for Christmas opening hours. 

Last admission is at time of last tour - as above.

Approx Visit Duration: 1 to 4 hours.
 

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LANGUAGES

Leaflets available in English, French and German. 

DINING / REFRESHMENTS

Café/restaurant serving tea, coffee, snacks, meals, wine, soft drinks. 

SHOPPING

Gift Shop with a selection of books, souvenirs, jewellery and local crafts. 

PARKING

Car and coach parking on-site.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

Wheelchair access to the first floor and accessible toilet.  
 

Note: Opening times may be subject to change and attraction website and contact details will be on your ticket for any updates. 

Partially indoor Family Friendly Cool for Kids (under 8) Wheelchair access (partial) Restaurant Tea Rooms / Coffee Shop Baby Changing Assistance / Guide Dogs Permitted Gift Shop Free WIFI
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