For this year’s Culture Night, The Irish Heritage Trust in collaboration with Enchanted Croi Theatre brings to you a unique spectacle of Live Outdoor Drama and Digital Theatre in the Walled Gardens of Strokestown Park – all based on the diary and letters of Olive Pakenham Mahon, written between 1914 and 1921.
Assemble at the steps of Strokestown Park House at 6.45pm sharp. The ghost of Olive Pakenham Mahon will emerge from the Big House and guide you through her Enchanted Garden. Our digital theatre performance will be on view in the recently-refurbished Slip Garden.
Free Event – no booking necessary. Duration circa 2 hours. Refreshments and toilets available. Warm outdoor clothing recommended. Wheelchair accessible over hard surfaces. Walking time circa 20 mins
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.
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.
Our Gardens are open Wednesday-Sunday 10.30am – 4.00pm with tea/coffee takeaway available.
Strokestown Park House & The National Famine Museum & Café are currently closed for redeveopment. In spring 2022 the new, state-of-the-art National Famine Museum and Visitor Centre will be launched.