New Life for Old House

Pic of Day: In 2022, following a €5 million investment, the new and reimagined National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park, Roscommon opened its doors. Conservation works have been completed and a new guided tour of the Palladian mansion is now available to visitors. The house is a time capsule and is one of the few of these houses in Ireland to retain all of its original features. Visitors can also take in the new state-of-the-art National Famine Museum. Strokestown Park is additionally the starting point for the National Famine Way, a 165 kilometer trail that traces the footsteps of the 1,490 famine emigrants who left Strokestown in 1847. ( Since 2015 the Irish Heritage Trust, a not-for-profit organization, cares for and manages the property. More at 

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