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Strokestown Park and The Irish National Famine Museum, Strokestown
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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 ha... read more »
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 mornin... read more »
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 thou... read more »
House tour is good. Famine museum needs a lot of reading if you are into that. Gardens are great on a sunny day.... And the food is fab in the cafe!! The shop has lots of treasures. You gotta try the Roscommon Chocolate
I visited the park and museum many years ago with my mother, an immigrant to Canada who grew up in these parts. The house was interesting enough, but what really made an impact on me was the famine museum: this put the history of the famine into perspective. I came to appreciate the importance of the potato and have since had more respect for this humble tuber.
My only experience is finding Strokestown on my great uncle's gravestone here in New Orleans' St Patrick's cemetery. I was totally baffled since his brother's grave gives County Galway (Kilimor) as his birth place. I think I can put the pieces together (a message from the grave?) -- so on my 6th trip to Ireland this September, Strokestown will be visited .... Sorry but Irish food just isn't good any where --go to France or come to its French colony (New Orleans) for food.
I visited the park and museum with my daughters -- 21 and 15 -- and my mother. All four of us consider it a high point of our trip. Granted, I tend to be a history buff, but the opportunity to see this fabulous building and to contemplate the lives of its inhabitants was much appreciated. The gardens were also a delight. The Famine Museum was incredibly moving and it helped us gain an understanding of the horrors of that era. I can't say that the quality of the food is any reason to skip this experience.
I visited in 2000 and it is still one of my most memorable travel experiences. The fact that the house retains the content of the family over the centuries gives it a feeling and flavor you cant experience in regular museums. Definitely a must if you are in Northwest Ireland.
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