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Strokestown Park National Irish Famine Museum

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Address: Strokestown Park House, Strokestown, Ireland
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+353 71 963 3013
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10:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:30

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What a sad story- so well told at this museum

We never understood the effect of the potato famine - this museum depicted it so well. It's a must see to understand this piece of history in Ireland

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Dromana, Australia
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Dromana, Australia
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We never understood the effect of the potato famine - this museum depicted it so well. It's a must see to understand this piece of history in Ireland

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Bayfield, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you ever want to understand what happened in the famine, this would be a tour you would want to take. The house, now in disrepair, gives you a sense of the glory that once was and given its splendor in the midst of the famine, makes you think....the tour guide was excellent - a really great museum.

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Wiltshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to be shown round the house, museum and gardens by John Odriscoll who has been here for over 20 years and responsible for returning the gardens, hot houses and the house to their former glory.The house is an 18th century Palladian style mansion which has been restored but in many ways internally remains in a time... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I enjoyed the famine museum for me a little more authentic items from the era are required. The big plus was the actual home with the guideCarl really bringing to life the fading glory of the property. The history is fantastic and the the items really are treasures. Would go around again. The gardens are also well worth visiting.... More 

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Thank Graham B
Birmingham, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our family journey across Ireland we decided to stop in Strokestown and visit the house and famine museum. We found the tour of house fantastic and the tour guide was brilliant. He was very knowledgeable, interesting and allowed us time to ask questions, take photos and have a chat. The history surrounding the house is very interesting and we... More 

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Thank spudgunjoe
Strokestown, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little too expensive for what it is. But its still worth a visit. Lots of historical detail within.

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Thank Matchu7
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had such a lovely few hours here. The forest walk was delightful, though does need a little T&C. The fairies need to do some mending of their doors, and the school projects need to be fixed or removed. Overall it was lovely, I have never heard so many birds and bees. Had a delicious lunch in the café.. was a... More 

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Thank Gerri T
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

There is plenty one could do to create a National Famine Museum in Strokesbury. We were disappointed by what could have been an entertainingly educational, while still pulling at our heart-strings. It was not worthy of the good people who died in the potato famine in Ireland. Instead, it is a self serve situation where you read a series of... More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The family thoroughly enjoyed the Easter hunt followed by the puppet show - great way to spend Easter Sunday

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County Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Brought a group on a classic car run 35cars very helpful staff from the booking person Laura to the tour guide restaurant staff and food execelent well worth a visit the house gardens and museum love to go again

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