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Strokestown Park - House, Gardens & National Famine Museum

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    Stop At: Strokestown Park & National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park Bawn Street Vesnoy, Strokestown F42 H282 Ireland

    Strokestown Park House is an 18th century mansion in Co. Roscommon that retains its original furnishings and documents. This evocative estate is a capsule in time and Georgian Ireland in its purist form. A tour of the house gives an intimate insight into life in The Big House, upstairs and downstairs. The walled garden takes you back to the glorious surroundings of a planned Georgian estate and gives a unique insight into horticultural practices and garden architecture from the 1740s to the present day. The Irish National Famine Museum tells a different story and highlights the parallels between a tragic chapter of Irish History and contemporary global hunger.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Departure Point
    Farnbeg, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
    Departure Time
    3/17/2019 - 10/31/2019Monday - Sunday:10:30 AM - 05:30 PM
    Duration
    50m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    • Entry/Admission - Strokestown Park & National Famine Museum
    Exclusions
    • The House is closed from 24th December to 2nd January
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • For family tickets or a single attraction ticket please contact Strokestown Park
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed August 30, 2019

    This small museum does an exemplary job of combining artifacts and documents with multimedia to create a compelling experience. It is a tragic part of Ireland's history, and truly of the history of so many people around the globe, those who descended from the starving...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank oldcodger563
    Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

    The Famine Museum is well worth a visit. The heart breaking story of Roscommon people in that era is a grim reminder to all of us of those times. The house is also very interesting and the kitchen is amazing. Gardens nice for a walk....More

    1  Thank 723arthurw
    Reviewed August 7, 2019

    We had the delight of getting a tour around this fantastic place yesterday with our local senior citizens group. Without any doubt the whole group really enjoyed themselves, it was fantastic to get a tour guide who knew her stuff and who was also able...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Paula_Shiels
    Reviewed July 28, 2019

    Great museum and gardens with lots of information on the famine. The house gives a very personal and social history of the time and the different affects on tenants, workers and landlords. It would be great if the tour could include visits to other parts...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank rua62
    Reviewed July 26, 2019

    I've been carrying out a lot of research on the famine in recent times and this museum and location was a perfect complement to this work. Note the strokestown tour is of the house (and doesn't really mention the famine) for those simply looking to...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    2  Thank garp2019
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