Top things to do in Strokestown

Top Choice Historic Site in Strokestown


Anyone with an interest in Celtic mythology will be enthralled by this area around the village of Tulsk, which contains 60 ancient national monuments including standing stones, barrows, huge cairns and monumental fo…
Top Choice Historic Site in Strokestown

Strokestown Park

At the end of Strokestown's main avenue, triple Gothic arches lead to Strokestown Park House. The original 120-sq-km estate was granted by King Charles II to Nicholas Mahon for his support in the English Civil War. …
Museum in Strokestown

Famine Museum

In direct and deliberate contrast to the splendour of Strokestown Park and its grounds is the harrowing Irish National Famine Museum, located in the Stables Yard of the house, which documents the devastating 1840s p…
Windmill in Strokestown

Elphin Windmill

This charming little red-and-white 18th-century windmill is well worth a diversion for photo-ops and a guided tour. It is conceivably the oldest operational windmill in Ireland. From Strokestown, drive along the R36…
Literature in Strokestown

International Poetry Festival

The town bursts into literary bloom during the International Poetry Festival, held over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.