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