May 29th – July 11th
1845: Memento Mori is a Famine Memorial dedicated to the Irish Potato Famine. Made by Seattle based County Meath artist Paula Stokes, this installation of 1,845 handblown glass potatoes, has taken over 15 years to complete. The title of the project references the year that the potato blight came to Ireland.
This site-specific work will be presented within the walled gardens at Strokestown Park House.
Image: Ian Lewis, 2021
Saturday 29th May 2021
The annual Irish Famine Summer School is an international conference run in association with our academic partners Quinnipiac University, Connecticut home of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute.
We welcome delegates from all over the world, along with undergraduates and leading interdisciplinary experts in the Irish Famine, who come together to share their knowledge and expertise, and to present and discuss their latest research. Read more about the 2021 (online conference) here.
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.
Due to Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions, Strokestown Park House, Gardens and the National Famine Museum remain closed until further notice.
Our Parklands remain open 7 days a week.
We would like to reassure you that the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff continue to be our priority.