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

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Strokestown, Ireland
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Strokestown, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 Thank Crystal C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank Fiona M
County Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank John h
County Cork, Ireland
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It does not sit well with me to write a critical review of a location that houses a worthy 'attraction' if one can call the Famine Museum such a thing. I can only review what I find. On entering through the imposing gate in the town's square the Christmas decoration is still over the gate and it is mid March.... More 

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1 Thank SirNorman
Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Had a wonderful tour around this House with a very informative, funny tour guide. We loved hearing about its history , all the little stories about the family, and the contents, the way the family could have just stepped out of the house for a moment as the rooms remain as they left them. Please give yourself plenty of time... More 

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Thank suewykes1
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We went there on the weekend. It was not busy as it is March. The guy at reception didn't seem like he wanted to be there. I would recommend to go to this with plenty of spare time as there is a lot to read. I couldn't read it all. It was interesting and i am glas i went. There... More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We stopped at the National Famine Museum in Strokesbury. We were disappointed by the execution of what might have been an educational and heart-wrenching account of what happened in the years leading up to and including the potato famine in Ireland. This could have been so powerful. Instead, we were exposed to a series of panels and story boards that... More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Recently visited the national park, it was a job to get access to the museum. Finally found our way inside, pricing seems to be hit and miss. A couple in front of us were charged €12 for entry to the museum, we had a brochure that gave 20% off and got charged €16, didn't understand that one!! We were going... More 

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