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Strokestown Park National Irish Famine Museum

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

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A walk in the Strokestown Park Garden

A very beautifull garden to visit, and in the Park Cafe you can buy food and drinks and there is also the museum to see

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
TousgaardThrane
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Aarhus, Denmark
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped at the National Famine Museum in Strokesbury. We were disappointed by the execution of what might have been an educational and heart-wrenching account of what happened in the years leading up to and including the potato famine in Ireland. This could have been so powerful. Instead, we were exposed to a series of panels and story boards that... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited the national park, it was a job to get access to the museum. Finally found our way inside, pricing seems to be hit and miss. A couple in front of us were charged €12 for entry to the museum, we had a brochure that gave 20% off and got charged €16, didn't understand that one!! We were going... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here, we arrived and booked on for the one tour a day of the house in winter. The house was interesting to see but I felt the tour guide didn't really actually know that much about it, and was a bit all over the place, with no general history overview of the place, so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The Famine Museum was a sad commentary on mankind. To paraphrase one of the quotes in the Museum, it was not an agricultural failure; it was a failure of humanity. The Strokestown House was a great example of a by-gone era. It brought back memories of watching Downton Abbey and the challenges caused by a changing world. Katie, our guide,... More 

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Roscommon, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit if visiting Strokestown. Walk around the grounds and Garden and afterwards take a break in the cafe.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A very beautifull garden to visit, and in the Park Cafe you can buy food and drinks and there is also the museum to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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 18 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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