National Famine Commemoration

National Famine Commemoration

Strokestown Park is honoured to have hosted the National Famine Commemoration prior to our reopening in June 2022.

The 2022 National Famine Commemoration will took place on Sunday the 15th of May. The commemoration were attended by an Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, and Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD.

Declan O'Rourke, Singer mid song ath the National Famine Commemorations

Musician and author Declan O’Rourke will provide a musical and spoken word performance at the National Famine Commemoration ceremony. The song list included two songs “Poor Boy’s Shoes” and “Along the Western Seaboard” along with a spoken piece “Go Domhain i do Chuimhne” that is the anthem of the National Famine Way which also begins in Strokestown.

The event which was live streamed by RTE News can be found below.


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Our Gardens are open Friday – Sunday 10.30 am – 4.00 pm with tea/coffee takeaway available. 

Strokestown Park House & The National Famine Museum & Café are currently closed for redevelopment. In summer 2022 the new, state-of-the-art National Famine Museum and Visitor Centre will be launched.