Strokestown Park House and Garden
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Strokestown, Roscommon, Republic of Ireland
Strokestown Park House is an 18th Century mansion, faithfully restored, retaining its original furnishings with professionally guided tours. It is located in County Roscommon and also has a six acre walled garden.
Strokestown Park House is an 18th Century mansion which has been faithfully restored. It is unique in that it retains its original furnishings and professionally guided tours allow visitors to experience Georgian Ireland in its purist form. The beautifully restored six acre Georgian walled garden complex gives a unique insight into horticultural practices and garden architecture from the 1740s to the present day.
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 1840’s. 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. Complement your day out to Strokestown Park with a visit to our restaurant. Choose from a wide ranging menu. The restaurant is situated in what was once the estate granary and serves wholesome home baked fare throughout the day. Residential accommodation now available in the newly restored servants quarters.
Architecturally restored two and three bedroom courtyard dwellings available to rent. A unique opportunity to become part of the Strokestown Estate. Adjacent to Strokestown Park House sits a woodland first planted in the early 1700's by Thomas Mahon. The woodlands are open to the public. Some of the original mature specimens of quercus robur (oak) and fagus sylvatica (beech) remain to be seen. As the woodland is now accessible, planting can now continue in order to keep this stunning natural asset alive for all to enjoy. Admission to the woodland walk is free.
The Strokestown Park Schools Sculpture Competition takes place throughout the summer. Local county schools have been invited to take part, by creating a piece of sculpture, the theme for 2013 is ‘The Gathering’. Each piece of sculpture will be placed along the woodland walk. All visitors to the woodlands can vote for their favourite piece, with kind sponsorship from Investec Bank the winning school will receive €3.500. All will be in place for June and voting closes in September.
Opening times throughout 2013. All year, January to March and November, 10.30am until 4pm, April to October 10.30am until 5.30pm. For more information please see booking link.