What’s On

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

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1845: Memento Mori by Paula Stokes. Free with Garden Entry.

May 29th – July 10th

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. More information here.

This site-specific work is on view in the gardens at Strokestown Park House. Buy tickets on day of visit at Coffee Chalet or Book now through option below. 


Image: Ian Lewis, 2021

Famine Summer School

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.


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Summer School Strokestown Park House
Official National Famine Way Pack

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.

From €10.00


Our Gardens are now open Wednesday-Sunday 10.30am – 4.00pm with tea/coffee takeaway  available. We look forward to resuming guided tours of Strokestown Park House very soon.

The National Famine Museum & our Café are  currently closed for redeveopment. In spring 2022 the new, state-of-the-art National Famine Museum and Visitor Centre will be launched.