What’s On

There is always something happening at Strokestown Park...
We offer range of cultural and outdoor events for all ages and interests.

"In the Midst of Plenty" a Folk musical

“In the Midst of Plenty” centers on the stories of women living on the Strokestown estate during the Great Famine, and is set against the backdrop of the plot to assassinate Major Denis Mahon, the landlord of Strokestown, in 1847.  

The book, music, and lyrics were written by Amy Day over the course of the pandemic, and our production at Strokestown Park House is the musical’s debut featuring a cast of professional actors and musicians. 

Easter at Strokestown Park

Easter at Strokestown Park:
"Once upon no time"

Join us this Easter as we again join with Enchanted Croí Theatre to create a magical children’s event in our Walled Gardens.

Christmas at Strokestown Park : A Winter Garden Wonderland

Join us this Christmas and Meet Santy and a Host of Festive Characters in our Magical Walled Garden.

This Christmas we’ve again joined with Enchanted Croí Theatre to create a magical children’s event in our Walled Gardens.

Love and War in the Big House: A Digital Theatre Performance.

Based on the 1914 Diary and 1921 Letters of Olive Pakenham Mahon of Strokestown Park, this work provides a glimpse of life behind the Demesne Gate during World War One and the War of Independence.

Click link below to view this work online

Soldiers and Civilians: Strokestown Park and the Irish Revolution Exhibition

Opening in October 2021, this specially curated, permanent Decade of Centenaries exhibition, is focused on 1916 and the War of Independence. It features documents of national importance from a heretofore unseen private collection, alongside items of regional importance.

Treasures of the Famine Archive: Virtual Exhibit

This exhibition makes publicly accessible for the first time some of the most important archival records from the Great Famine. Discover poignant petitions that convey the voices of the dispossessed, rare emigration records of those who fled the Strokestown Park Estate in 1847, and testimonies about the assassination of the landlord Major Denis Mahon. 

This virtual exhibit has been funded by The Heritage Council. 

National Famine Way

Follow in the footsteps of 1,490 men, women and children who walked ahead of you in 1847, as you start your 165km journey along the National Famine Way, a new self-guided, historic trail including a Passport/Guide and OSI Map. 

This is an immersive outdoor experience from Strokestown Park, Co. Roscommon through six counties to the Quays in Dublin, marking the poignant ill-fated story of assisted emigration in Ireland during the Famine in 1847. Read more here 

The National Famine Way App is available on Apple and Android stores. 

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From €15.00
Official National Famine Way Pack

Notice

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.