Strokestown Park Archive Explorers Guide
Use the Archive Explorer Guide to get the most out of your visit to Strokestown House. You will learn about different transport modes, dress throughout the ages, what was served in the big house, the tenants that lived on the estate and what an archivist is.
Inside Strokestown house you will find the schoolroom, playroom, bedrooms, kitchens and get a real glimpse into how life was lived in days gone by. Children in particular will enjoy exploring the house and all the rooms inside. There are guided tours daily so you can get the most out of your visit to the house.
The National Famine Museum Archive Explorers Guide
The National Famine Museum Archive Explores Guide is perfect for visitors both young and old to learn more about this dark period in Irish history, in the newly refurbished state of the art National Famine Museum. From original documents and archives to interactive visual and audio displays the story of the great famine is brought to life in a truly immersive way.
The Woodland Café
The brand new Woodland Café is a family-friendly space, the perfect spot to refuel after exploring Strokestown Park’s grounds.
Relax and treat yourself to coffee, snacks and delicious meals created using the best sustainably produced local ingredients and catering for a wide range of dietary requirements.
It’s also ideal for larger groups. You can pre-book tea and coffee, lunch, and other options for your Strokestown Park visit if you are planning on visiting with friends or family or a larger group of people.
National Famine Way Walk
If you still have energy after exploring Strokestown Park, you can take a stroll or cycle along The National Famine Way Walk. The outdoor, immersive trail commemorates the journey which was made by 1,490 people from Roscommon to Dublin during the height of the Famine in 1847. It covers 167kms and is digitally and physically way-marked. It is best undertaken in stages.
You can track your progress with the National Famine Way Passport with includes lots of information, an OSI map which highlights local history, cultural landmarks and amenities along the route and you will receive a personalised ticket which names one of the family groups who walked the trail in 1847, so you can truly follow in their footsteps.
Children will love collecting the stamps as you make your way along the route and you can pick up your certificate of completion at the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin!