In the Strokestown Park Gift Shop we stock a selection of Books, Gifts, Souvenirs, Jewellery and Local Crafts.
This book is based on the Famine Museum at Strokestown Park and gives a comprehensive account of the history of Ireland at the time of The Great Irish Famine, with particular emphasis on the effects of this catastrophe on the lives of the tenants on the Strokestown Estate. It also contains several illustrations from the panels in the museum.
A concise history of Strokestown Park House & Walled Gardens and the Packenham Mahon Family. Includes images from Strokestown Park House and Gardens past and present.
This is a replica of an unusual feature in the first room which outlines several dates in Irish history beginning significantly with 1166, the beginning of the Norman Invasion. This panel goes on to outline the power struggles between the Irish and British Colonisation right up to 1845, the beginning of the Famine.
This letter from the Cloonahee tenants to the Landlord, Denis Mahon is a plea for aid for those left without food due to the ravages of potato blight. It highlights the desperation of a people facing certain starvation.
This article was published by the local bishop, Bishop George Browne in an effort to publicise the extreme conditions experienced by the Irish tenants on the Strokestown estate. It includes a list of the names of some 3006 people who had been evicted from the Strokestown Park estate up to that date.