Captures the tragedy with significant artifacts and history. The tour of the mansion captivates your imagination of how the rich lived prior to the famine. The history of how the average Irish person consumed 14.2 lbs. of potatoes per day, demonstrates how dependant they were on it. How sad to realize how many people perished from the famine and/or their attempt to cross the Atlantic. Hopefully they will poor some more money into the grounds and museum. This should continue to be a national treasure. We actually visited here in June of 2011.