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Strokestown Park National Irish Famine Museum

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Address: Strokestown Park House, Strokestown, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 71 963 3013
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10:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:30

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Well worth your time to visit Strokestown Park House

Strokestown Park House is an 18th century mansion with original furnishings. In the old stables is the Irish Famine Museum, one of the world's best private archives dedicated to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Les F
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Boylston, Massachusetts
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skibbereen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strokestown House is one of the most authentic of Ireland's great houses. It is a poignant reminder of the decaying grandeur of the 'end of an era'. It is a not to be missed experience (especially the kitchen and the children's play room). The Famine exhibition is also excellent and well worth a visit. A visit to this site is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The "famine" really a genocide is told in a concise, clear manner at this museum. Can do self or guided our .Unfortunately this is a part of Irelands history that many folks do not want to hear about, it is messy and cruel and unusual punishment of an entire race but it is a big part of what makes Ireland... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is a highlight of the County Roscommon area. Must see. Check out the times for a tour through the house. We went on the 12 noon tour. I took so many pictures, it was all left just as it was. Highly recommend the tour as it finishes in the kitchen. The museum is also very interesting for history and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Strokestown Park House is an 18th century mansion with original furnishings. In the old stables is the Irish Famine Museum, one of the world's best private archives dedicated to the potato famine in the 1840's. Here is where you gain a cultural insight into the plight of the Irish people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited many stately homes in Britain and Ireland and I can honestly say that this was the best ever. The house was vacated by the last owner in 1982 and it's like walking around whilst she has nipped out to the shops. The artefacts which adorn the rooms are all authentic which adds to the experience. Our guide... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We paid for a tour of the house and visit to the museum but when we tried the access the garden we were barred. More money was required! We visited exactly on opening time (10.30am) on a Sunday morning and there didn't seem any way in initially. Then we struggled to find someone to pay for the 12 noon tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We literally ended up here due to a missed turn south of Sligo. We are so glad! Katie gave us an informative, insightful, and fascinating tour of the manor. She answered many questions with great thought and knowledge about the relationship between landlords, tenants, and governing bodies; the economic and political contributors to famine, etc. This manor is beautifully unvarnished... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This was a nice visit, but there seemed to be quite a bit of the history focus was on the local aspects and the local ruling family - I had hoped to find a broader focus. However it was interesting and had some nice displays although not nearly as comprehensive as I've seen at some other national museums in Ireland.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

A very sad but true account of how the famine devastated the area. Many original artifacts dealing with local figures and incidents. The gardens seem to be falling into disrepair. Didn't have time to tour the house but I am sure it is very interesting. Cafe on site, and gift shop. Price for two adults to view museum and garden... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I've been touring Ireland for the past two weeks, and I don't think I've been on a tour that hasn't mentioned the great potato famine, but until I visited this museum, I couldn't make sense of it all. This museum does a great job of explaining the events leading up to the potato famine as well as its consequences. There's... More 

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