A Letter from Ireland:

If The Walls Could Talk – A Visit to the National Famine Museum (#301)


Have you visited the National Irish Famine Museum in Strokestown Park, County Roscommon? Why not come along with us now as we take you on a tour of this fascinating place. You may even hear about one of your own ancestors.

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Episode Summary:

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 1 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode of the Letter from Ireland Show we go on a tour around the Irish Famine Museum in Strokestown Park, County Roscommon.

The Letter from Ireland Show is a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).

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  • Prudence. Burnes says:

    I visited Strokestown last year. Never have I been as moved by an experience. It was haunting, surreal view of the decadence of gentry life and the effect on the native Irish population. What was even more stunning was that the landowner continued their delusional lifestyle up to the bitter end. At least that has provided us with a visual that can’t be replicated or forgotten.

    • carina says:

      Thanks for your comments and very well put Prudence.
      An recent update is that there is a 4 million investment announced to upgrade the famine museum at Strokestown and so we will have to make a return visit!

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