1 day 11 hours ago
We are delighted that Minister Simon Harris has confirmed that the Easter Bunny is an essential worker and that he has now been issued with a very special document.
2 days 14 hours ago
The Daffodils on the front meadow are looking really great this year. Always so great to see these return year after year, nearly always in full bloom for Easter. #springishere #loveroscommon #irishheritagetrust #irelandshiddenheartlands
6 days 12 hours ago
Really missing all of our friends and supporters these days. We hope you are all well and safe. Spring is really starting here on the grounds lots of plants coming to life. Out in the Woods that mysterious chlorophyll free plant Toothwort (Lathraea squamaria) has popped up, so great seeing this back for another year. It stays above ground for a very short period living on the roots of trees. Its Irish name is Slánú Fiacal. Here are a few pictures. Hope you like and we really hope we will all see each other soon again.#loveroscommon; #irelandshiddenheartlands; #lovenature #greatoutdoors;
Here in Katikati, New Zealand, home on “The Ulster Plantation” we are in autumn and although the evening temperate has dropped the days are still like summer. I manage Western Bay Museum and at present our entire country is in lockdown. Fortunately we can exercise within our own social distancing ‘bubble’ and we have the most beautiful picturesque walkways all over our small town. Keep safe in Strokestown💕
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1 week 2 days ago
"The Game of British Empire (1925)"
During this period of enforced downtime, you may wonder what games did children of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy play to pass the time? We're delighted to share a curious example from our Strokestown Park extensive toy collection. www.strokestownpark.ie/game-of-british-empire/ #sharingspecialplaces #IrishHeritageTrust #keepdiscovering
3 weeks 5 days ago
Following Government advice in relation to COVID 19, Strokestown Park & the National Famine Museum, Cafe and Grounds will be closed until 29th March. If you have booked a ticket to visit us our team will be in contact with you soon. The health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff is of the utmost importance to us. Thank you for your support and understanding.
The Government made an announcement earlier today in relation to COVID 19 requesting the following;
• Closure of schools, colleges and childcare facilities;
• Closure of all cultural institutions, museums, galleries and tourist sites;
• Cancellation of mass gatherings of more than 100 people indoors and more than 500 people outdoors.
On the advice of the Government Strokestown House, The National Famine Museum, Gardens, Grounds and Cafe will remain closed to all visitors from 6 pm 12th March until 29th March.
We wish all of our visitors and friends well during these challenging times.
Strokestown Park Archive contains many secrets waiting to be discovered … none more so than these two locked diaries.
We strongly suspect that they belonged to Olive Pakenham Mahon ... possibly dating from the turn of the century. If this proves true it would be a wonderful find – especially given the richness of Olive's letters which were unearthed last year.
As things stand, however, we’re scratching our heads on how to open them … and yes we have tried a hairpin!
All and any suggestions welcome ….
1 month 6 days ago
We were delighted to welcome Mr Ryan Tubridy to Strokestown Park and The National Famine Museum at the weekend. #keepdiscovering #irelandshiddenheartlands #visitroscommon #loveroscommon #irishheritagetrust #enjoyhistory #rteradio #ryantubridy #thelatelate
Happy Valentine's Day from all at Strokestown Park!
(Image is from an unusual collection of early C20th century advertising posters which are part of our archive collection)
Thank you SideWalkSafari.com for this blog on the attractions in the Roscommon region.
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