The Irish Famine Museum

Officially opened by President Mary Robinson in 1994, the Irish Famine Museum at Strokestown Park commemorates the Great Irish Potato Famine. Between 1845 and 1850 about one million Irish people died of starvation and disease while over a million more emigrated. Stokestown Park, a typical 'Big House'  was home to the wealthy Mahon family who were landowners and residents in the area from the late 18th century to the late 20th century. At that time the mansion was in a state of dereliction until it was restored to its former glory. The museum contains the Mahon estate documents and archive papers. They give a disturbing insight into the catastrophe that unfolded in the mid 19th century specifically on the Mahon estate and generally across the island of Ireland.



Strokestown Park,


Co. Roscommon 

Telephone: +353 (0) 71 9633013


Click here  to see a map showing Strokestown Park

Opening Times: Daily 10:30-17:30

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