Join us as we are shown around Strokestown Park House in County Roscommon.
Strokestown Park House is still a hidden gem for many people as it is quite off the tourist trail in County Roscommon.
There are two main aspects to the house. First you have the house and grounds, both of which are brought to life through a programme of restoration and conservation over many years. Then you have the National Famine Museum which is contained in a part of the building.
We caught up with the general manager of the centre, John O’Driscoll. He starts by giving Carina an overview of the house and grounds:
They then move into the very impressive kitchen where John shares some stories from back in the day and talks about the important part such a kitchen played in the large houses of the time:
Thank you very much for that, John. We feel that we have just scratched the surface of this fascinating location. You can learn more – and see more – about Strokestown Park House and Gardens here.
As I mentioned, Strokestown Park house may be a little off the “beaten track” but we feel it is well worth a visit, especially if any of your Irish ancestors left Ireland as a result of the Great Famine.
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Slán for now, Mike & Carina.
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