Cultural

Strokestown Park and Famine Museum

From the 1600s up until 1979, Strokestown Park was the home of the Packenham-Mahon family and still has the majority of the original furnishings. The walled pleasure garden was restored in 1997, with sensitivity, to its original splendour. The Famine Museum displays original documents and letters regarding famine on the Strokestown Park Estate. This explains, and brings immediacy to, the history of the Great Irish Famine, and examines parallels with modern-day experience of famine in developing countries.

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