Strokestown Famine Museum
See Ireland’s complex past up close
- 1 hr1 hour
- From 7 ευρώFrom 7 €
- Strokestown Famine Museum, Strokestown, Roscommon
The Great Irish Famine of the 1840s is considered to be the single greatest social disaster that occurred in 19th-century Europe. Explore the parallel lives of Strokestown Park’s aristocratic landlords and their tenants during the Great Irish Famine at our state-of-the-art National Famine Museum. In this compelling, highly interactive new museum, breath-taking local and national stories from this tragic period in Ireland’s past are brought dramatically to life. Explore the tenants’ experience of hunger, eviction, and exile, through voluntary and assisted migration. Engage with the landlord’s perspective, his power, dilemmas, and controversial assassination. Gain unique insights into a cataclysmic disaster that changed Ireland forever, creating a diaspora of Irish emigrants, forced to leave their homeland due to hunger, many of whom did not survive the harrowing journey. Combination Ticket A self-guided visit to the National Famine Museum, a self-guided visit to the estate gardens, and free access to the woodland gardens. Full Ticket A guided visit to Strokestown Park House, a self-guided visit to the National Famine Museum, a self-guided visit to the estate gardens, and free access to the woodland gardens.
O'Briens Depot, Garryduff, County Limerick, Ireland