Contact: Caroline Egan
123 Abbeyville,
Galway Road, Roscommon.
Mobile: 087 677 7287
Email: roscommondramafestival@gmail.com

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Strokestown Park

www.strokestownpark.ie

The Irish National Famine Museum. Strokestown Park is a unique visitor attraction in Strokestown. Co Roscommon comprising of Strokestown Park House, a Georgian Palladian mansion preserved with its original furnishings and fabrics, which can be seen daily by guided tour. The House was the family home of the Packenham Mahon family and is built on the site of the 16th century castle, home of The O Conor Roe Gaelic Chieftains. The Landlord Major Denis Mahon was assassinated in November 1847 at the height of The Great Famine of Ireland and it is fitting that The Irish National Famine Museum was established at Strokestown Park in 1994 using the unique original documents that came to light during the restoration of The House.

The six acre walled pleasure gardens have been restored to their original splendour and give an insight into horticultural design and architecture from the 1740′s to the present day.