In 2022, following a €5 million investment, the new and reimagined National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park, Roscommon, opened its doors, and now conservation works have been completed at Strokestown Park House, with a new guided tour now available to visitors.
The revitalised one-hour guided house tour offers an insight into the lives of those who lived in the property and its fascinating history. Highlights include the library, drawing room and dining room, plus a visit to a very unique galleried kitchen – the last of its type in the country. It also features newly refurbished rooms, including a nursery, kitchen parlour, and darkroom. Visitors will be able to witness ongoing ‘conservation in action’ and completed restoration works on the house.
In addition to the new guided tour of Strokestown Park House, visitors of all ages can take in the National Famine Museum, which tells the complete story of the Great Famine. A self-guided audio tour is on offer, available in six languages, with a mixture of imaginative scene settings and innovative audio-visuals and touch screens. Strokestown Park is also the starting point for the National Famine Way, the 165km trail that traces the footsteps of the 1,490 famine emigrants who left Strokestown in 1847.
Visitors can also enjoy the family-friendly six-acre walled gardens and Strokestown Park’s woodlands with children’s trails. Additionally, the brand-new Woodland Café is located in the old granary of Strokestown Park House.
For further details, go to strokestownpark.ie.
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