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Strokestown Park & National Famine Museum

Strokestown Park Bawn Street | Vesnoy, Strokestown F42 H282, Ireland
+353 71 963 3013
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Absolutely fantastic

Clear signs, big free car park, mansion, Famine museum, beautiful gardens, cafe, friendly staff... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PennyWalters
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Bristol
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Big House tour was fanatastic

I loved our tour of the big house, and our guide was phenomenal. We learned all sorts of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
danielintervarsity
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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, The Walled Pleasure gardens and the National Famine Museum. The National Famine Museum was established at Strokestown Park using original documents from the time which were unearthed during restoration works in the 1980's. The occupying landlord, Major Denis Mahon was assassinated at the height of The Great Irish Famine. A tour of The House gives an intimate insight into life in The Big House, upstairs and downstairs. The Irish National Famine Museum tells a different story and highlights the disparities between social classes during a tragic chapter of Irish History. The Walled gardens and Woodlands take you back again to the glorious surroundings of a planned Georgian estate. Under Irish Heritage Trust management since 2015.
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Strokestown Park Bawn Street | Vesnoy, Strokestown F42 H282, Ireland
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+353 71 963 3013
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Clear signs, big free car park, mansion, Famine museum, beautiful gardens, cafe, friendly staff, informative tour guides. What more could you ask for? Perfect! Can't recall the name of the male super-informative tour guide but he's in the pics.

Thank PennyWalters
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved our tour of the big house, and our guide was phenomenal. We learned all sorts of interesting facts about how the wealthy landowners lived (and struggled at the end) in Ireland. It definitely gave us another window into what the Irish went through...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice staff, Famine museum was very good information and well displayed. Visit to house and gardens lovely, Our five year old loved the fairy walk. We also had a nice lunch.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

went to visit today after driving through the town for years and always saying we must visit. staff were very helpful and we choose the garden forest and house option, the guide on the house tour was very informative and had a great sense of...More

Thank Karina S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have wanted to visit Strokestown Park for many years and finally go to do so recently. Strokestown offers three attractions in a single location, Strokestown House, gardens and the Irish Famine Museum. We planned our trip to get there in time for the guided...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this a very interesting place to visit-staff very engaging especially the young man who showed us around the house. Disappointed with the garden-think they took on too much too quickly without enough maintenance staff. Its a fine walled garden and the basic original structures...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was interesting to see how people lived in the times of the potato famine - the tour guide was great giving us an insight into this families lives - the tour of the house was my favorite - seeing the living room, dinning room,...More

Thank jodagayton
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given a personal tour with our Globus group by Adian that was Grand. He took us the sad history of the ascendency aristocratic family who owned the Mansion that treated the Irish Catholics like slaves. To that extent he encourage his tenants to...More

Thank Tim7274
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour of the house is not to be missed. It is a perfect time capsule with a fascinating story. After that, enjoy the wonderful walks and the walled garden. The museum and cafe are ok, but don't start there or you will run out...More

Thank Jim D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose just the museum ticket option due to limited time. There was simply too much reading to absorb and nothing I couldn't have found on the internet at home as it was more reading than any actual memorabilia to see. I also found the...More

1  Thank leanne m
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zorro766
28 August 2016|
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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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liamleary
15 June 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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