Famine

Strokestown Park is the home of the National Famine Museum and Archive. Using the documents and objects from Strokestown as a basis for the interpretation, the National Famine Museum tells the story of the Irish Great Hunger, eviction, migration, the assisted emigration scheme enacted by Major Denis Mahon of Strokestown Park and the story of his murder in November 1847. 

The Strokestown Park Archive contains over 55,000 documents in relation to the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s, and provides  a complete record of economic, social and estate history over a 300-year period.  If you would like to visit the Strokestown Park Archive, please contact the James Osborne Archivist: m.fagan@irishheritagetrust.ie

Strokestown Park also hosts the Irish Famine Summer School, National Famine Way, and Great Famine Voices Roadshow: