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Strokestown Park House and Famine Museum

Visitors to the house and museum will find a treasure trove of information about a period of history that is not very well known, especially information about the poor.

Contact information:

Telephone: 00 353 71 9633013

Address: Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Visit: Strokestown Park House and Famine Museum online at www.strokestownpark.ie

John O'Driscoll
Strokestown Park House and Famine Museum
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John O'Driscoll, Curator and General Manager was on the April 21, 2012 "Travelers411" Radio Show in hour 3.

Audio Summary:
The lands and manor that make up Strokestown Park was sold in 1981 to Jim Callery, a local Irish business man who needed more lands for his trucking business. After the manor house was purchased, Jim discovered papers that documented the families affected by the Great Irish Famine in the form of eviction notices, pleas from poor tenants needing rent relief or seeds for planting, lists of people being put forward for immigration story of the famine. Visitors to the house and museum will find a treasure trove of information about a period of history that is not very well known, especially information about the poor.

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