National Famine Museum

The National Irish Famine Museum (Irish: Músaem Náisiúnta an Ghorta Mhóir) is a museum located at Strokestown Park, Roscommon, Ireland. The museum contains records from the time of Ireland's Great Famine of 1845–1852.[1] The museum was built by the Westward Group and all the documents on display in the museum are from the estate. The exhibit aims to explain the Great Irish Famine and to draw parallels with the occurrence of famine in the world today.[2]

National Famine Museum
Músaem Náisiúnta an Ghorta Mhóir
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National Famine Museum is located in Ireland
National Famine Museum
Location within Ireland
Established1994 (1994)
LocationStrokestown Park, Strokestown, Roscommon, Ireland
Coordinates53°46′38″N 8°05′52″W / 53.777228°N 8.097873°W / 53.777228; -8.097873

The National Famine Museum is twinned with the Grosse Isle and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site in Quebec, Canada.[3]


  1. ^ S. Hood, "Through the gates—power and profit in Strokestown, County Roscommon", in Finn-Einar Elissen and Geir Atle Ersland (eds.), Power, profit and urban land.
  2. ^ "Strokestown Park". Strokestown Park. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  3. ^ Michael Collins; Jason King (25 May 2017). "National Famine Walk: 'Remember your soul and your liberty'". The Irish Times. Retrieved 14 April 2018.

External linksEdit

Official website