Strokestown Park, a place of great beauty and a partaker in a national tragedy, which is considered the single greatest social disaster of 19th century Europe.
National Famine Museum
Famine Summer School
29th May 2021 (online)
The Irish Famine Summer School is an annual international conference allowing delegates to engage with some of the world’s leading interdisciplinary experts in the Irish Famine. By gathering some of the world’s leading Famine scholars, it benefits the local communities and brings the town of Strokestown to life. The Summer School is run in association with our academic partners Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, home of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute and alternates each year between Quinnipiac and Strokestown Park.
Great Famine Voices
The Great Famine Voices Roadshow comprises “Famine Heroes” short films, virtual gatherings and open house events that bring together Irish emigrants, their descendants, and members of their communities to share family memories and stories of coming from Ireland to North America and Great Britain, especially during the period of the Great Hunger and afterwards.
These “Famine Heroes” virtual events provide uplifting stories about coping with epidemic and pay tribute to caregivers, both in the mid-nineteenth century and today. They are funded by the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme.
National Famine Way
Strokestown Famine Archive
The Strokestown Park Archive is a complete record of economic, social and estate history over a 300-year period, related to the 19th and 20th century and gives a real insight into life on one of Ireland’s great estates. Considered to be of national and international importance, the Archive contains thousands of documents related to the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s.
Dr. Mark G McGowan, Professor of History, University of Toronto, Canada.