Opulence and tranquility
Set foot inside a historical time capsule at Strokestown House, a Georgian mansion full of whimsical charm and complete with original 18th century furnishings. But it’s real draw is its role as the thought-provoking National Famine Museum, which tells the story of a very tragic chapter in Irish history. Once you’ve sated your appetite for history, explore the walled gardens and stroll along the lily pond and Victorian rose garden.
If you have more time
Keep the historical theme going at the burial grounds of long-forgotten heroes and kings at Rathcroghan, walk through the imposing 13th century Roscommon Castle; and enjoy the beautiful gardens at Castlecoote House.