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Strokestown Travel guide
Strokestown : Michelin's recommendations
Strokestown is a fine example of an estate village. The broad main street, supposedly modelled on Vienna's Ringstrasse, was laid out in the early 19C to complement the new Georgian Gothic entrance to the castle. In the grounds to the east, the ruins of a church (1236) mark the site of the earlier village.
Tourist attractions Strokestown : Things to see and do
Strokestown-Park IRL - Strokestown
The house, a fine Palladian mansion designed by Richard Castle in the 1730s, consists of a three-storey block with a pillared portico, linked to the service wings by curving corridors. In the 19C, the splendid vaulted stables led to the courtyard thr..
Strokestown Park IRL - Strokestown
The Famine Museum, in the stable yard, houses a comprehensive and detailed exhibition based on State archives and the Strokestown Estate Records for the famine years, used by Cecil Woodham-Smith in compiling her book The Great Hunger . The exhibitio..
Church St. IRL - Strokestown
St John's Church (Anglican - deconsecrated) stands at the north end of the village. It is an octagonal structure designed to resemble a medieval chapter-house. At present it houses a genealogical research service and the County Roscommon Heritage Cen..