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Strokestown Park National Irish Famine Museum

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Address: Strokestown Park House, Strokestown, Ireland
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+353 71 963 3013
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10:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:30

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Had a wonderful tour around this House with a very informative, funny tour guide. We loved hearing about its history , all the little stories about the family, and the contents... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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County Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It does not sit well with me to write a critical review of a location that houses a worthy 'attraction' if one can call the Famine Museum such a thing. I can only review what I find. On entering through the imposing gate in the town's square the Christmas decoration is still over the gate and it is mid March.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful tour around this House with a very informative, funny tour guide. We loved hearing about its history , all the little stories about the family, and the contents, the way the family could have just stepped out of the house for a moment as the rooms remain as they left them. Please give yourself plenty of time... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on the weekend. It was not busy as it is March. The guy at reception didn't seem like he wanted to be there. I would recommend to go to this with plenty of spare time as there is a lot to read. I couldn't read it all. It was interesting and i am glas i went. There... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the National Famine Museum in Strokesbury. We were disappointed by the execution of what might have been an educational and heart-wrenching account of what happened in the years leading up to and including the potato famine in Ireland. This could have been so powerful. Instead, we were exposed to a series of panels and story boards that... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Recently visited the national park, it was a job to get access to the museum. Finally found our way inside, pricing seems to be hit and miss. A couple in front of us were charged €12 for entry to the museum, we had a brochure that gave 20% off and got charged €16, didn't understand that one!! We were going... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here, we arrived and booked on for the one tour a day of the house in winter. The house was interesting to see but I felt the tour guide didn't really actually know that much about it, and was a bit all over the place, with no general history overview of the place, so... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The Famine Museum was a sad commentary on mankind. To paraphrase one of the quotes in the Museum, it was not an agricultural failure; it was a failure of humanity. The Strokestown House was a great example of a by-gone era. It brought back memories of watching Downton Abbey and the challenges caused by a changing world. Katie, our guide,... More 

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Roscommon, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit if visiting Strokestown. Walk around the grounds and Garden and afterwards take a break in the cafe.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A very beautifull garden to visit, and in the Park Cafe you can buy food and drinks and there is also the museum to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Strokestown House is one of the most authentic of Ireland's great houses. It is a poignant reminder of the decaying grandeur of the 'end of an era'. It is a not to be missed experience (especially the kitchen and the children's play room). The Famine exhibition is also excellent and well worth a visit. A visit to this site is... More 

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