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Strokestown Park & National Famine Museum

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Strokestown Park House is a time-capsule of the Ascendancy in decline juxtaposed with The National Famine Museum. A unique visitor attraction comprising a Georgian Palladian mansion which was once the home of the Anglo-Irish Pakenham-Mahon family...more
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Strokestown Park Bawn Street | Vesnoy, Strokestown F42 H282, Ireland
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All reviews house tour woodland walk the kitchen famine museum big house potatoes walled garden manor house well worth a visit gift shop step back in time potato famine piece of history ask questions cafe food guided tour old house
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

The Strokestown Park and National Famine Museum is a must to visit to understand Ireland's potato famine, how it started, and how it could have been prevented. This sorrow effected Ireland for hundreds of years.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JHMTTL
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Well worth a visit. Special thanks to our excellent guide, Aidan. He is passionate about his subject and really made everything come to life. Thank you.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Went on a very cold damp day The walled garden is excellent although not at its best in October. The woodland walk was a very pleasant starter with little faces and fairey doors in the trees to interest the kids. Adrian our tour guide was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

An amazing exhibit that explains an episode of Ireland's sorrowful history. I disagree with some of the other reviews. I felt the horror of the Famine and how it effected the entire country was treated with respect.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Grandmazoo
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Visited just the museum, not the house or gardens.Excellent telling of the story of the famine, with actual records hand written, property ledgers and letters and petitions exchanges among the tenants, owners, managers bringing everything to life. We spent a good deal of time here,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank moretosee043
Reviewed October 11, 2018

The story of the famine is heartrending and everyone should visit the museum and the landlord’s house . But just as hesrtrending is the fact that the local authorities are letting the adjoining house, once owned by the family of the first landowner to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Visited the very interesting but dilapidated Strokestown House and Walled Gardens in County Roscommon. Our guide Jamie was excellent and described all the rooms in the house including the servants quarters. Very historic and beautiful Palladian style House set on lovely grounds with a fantastic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

This was our first stop in Ireland and gave us a reality check on the tragedy of the famine in Irish history. Very well presented self guided tour. Also a very nice cafe for a hearty lunch. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fiona H
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We visit the café on the grounds of this historic house regularly. The café (and shop) staff are always friendly. It's a great place to do a pit-stop if you're travelling from Dublin to Sligo. It's a no-frills café in the best possible way. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Strokestown Park House is an 18th century mansion with a National Famine Museum attached to the tour. It is unique in that it retains its original furnishings and professionally guided tours allow visitors to browse freely throughout the stately surroundings. The house is full of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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carraigmacogue
September 11, 2018|
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Response from Bozeman-Dublin | Reviewed this property |
The museum is set in the grounds of a huge stately home, lots of green area and space. that said I did not see anyone eating on the grounds. I do recall seeing tables in the car park by the entrance or it may perhaps have... More
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Response from myl0ginname | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the door. Just keep in mind that the tours for the Manor House are at specific times. If you arrive beforehand you can still visit the Famine Museum and gardens at your own pace while waiting for the... More
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June 15, 2016|
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Response from lancstraveller2000 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember it was one price for everything. I was there nearly all day (didn't open until 10.00am) and certainly visited the house, gardens and museum. Nice cafe and small gift shop as well.
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