Strokestown, historically called Bellanamullia and Bellanamully , is a town in County Roscommon, Ireland. It is located at the junction of the N5 National primary route and the R368 regional road in the north of the county.
Notable features include the second widest street in Ireland, widest being upper O'Connell Street, and the Strokestown Park House, an 18th-century mansion with the longest herbaceous border in Ireland.
Strokestown was the site of the estate of the Anglo-Irish Mahon family from about 1671 until 1982. On 2 November 1847 the patriarch of the family and landlord of the surrounding estate, Major Denis Mahon, was assassinated by several local men, including Ciaran Feeney, in an incident that became infamous across Ireland and Britain at the time. The killing was motivated by the removal of starving tenant farmers from the estate lands during the Irish Potato Famine of 1845. The killing of Denis Mahon did not halt the evictions, and eventually over 11,000 tenants were removed from the Mahon estate during that period.
There is a museum commemorating the Great Famine of 1845 in the town. Mary Lenahan, of Elphin Street, Strokestown, an ancestor of Mary McAleese, was among 16 people recorded in the Strokestown Estate Famine Archive as having received grain meal gratuitously on 23 June 1846. The archive was deposited in November 2008 in the Maynooth Archive and Research Centre in Celbridge, Co. Kildare.
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Strokestown, Co Roscommon, Ireland
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Church St, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
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Bridge Street, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
Located in Strokestown, in County Roscommon, Percy French Hotel offers en suite accommodation, free Wi-Fi throughout and free private parking. The property also benefits from a restaurant and a bar.
Grange, Strokestown, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
Peacefully located on a harbour 5 minutes driver outside the town of Strokestown, B&B The Silver Eel offers a restaurant and a bar.
Bawn Street, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
Westgate House B&B Strokestown is located at the gates of Strokestown Park House. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with free toiletries.