Strokestown Park House is an 18th century mansion which has been faithully restored. It is unique in that it retains its original furnishings and professionally guided tours allow visitors to browse freely through the stately surroundings.
The 4 acre 18th century walled pleasure garden has been fully restored to its original splendour. Its piece de resistance is its herbaceous border which is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest herbaceous border in Britain & Ireland.
The Famine Museum
The Famine Museum uses a combination of original documents and images from the Strokestown Park collection to explain the circumstances of the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s. This collection boasts an extensive range of papers including actual letters written by the tenants on the Strokestown Estate at the time of the famine.
All attractions are open 7 days a week, all year round. Between November and March, check www.strokestownpark.ie for winter tours, opening times and events.
Concession rates are available for groups and those who visit more than one of the attractions.
Strokestown is 144km (90 miles) from Dublin, 23 km (14 miles) from Longford on the N5. Strokestown is also on all bus routes.
Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Strokestown Park House and Famine Museum for directions and precise location prior to your visit.