National Heritage Week takes place from August 20th to 28th and there is lots of things to do in Roscommon during this time including Strokestown Park House.
All week – 20th to 28th
From 10.30-5pm each day at Woodland Walk cafe & gift shop in Strokestown Park there’s a Woodland Fun Trail for Kids age 9 – 99! Find a bug, listen to the wind, play a drum, hug a beech – These are just a few of many fun activities and surprising answers waiting for you to discover. You can also earn a Certificate of Completion.
On Sunday 21st at 1.15pm and Tuesday 23rd at 10.45am
Assembling at the Woodland Walk Cafe & Gift shop in Strokestown Park there’s “Early 20th Century in the Big House”. Dr. James Hoban will explain the photography and science equipment found during restoration. It’s a rare chance to be in two recently restored rooms in Strokestown House not usually open to the public. Suitable for ages 9+. Places limited. Booking suggested.
On Thursday 25th
Meeting at 12.30pm at the Woodland Walk Cafe & Gift Shop in Strokestown Park House there’s a trip to view the progress at the restoration of the 17th Century Chapel. This special little church dates from about 1670 and holds the Mahon family mausoleum. See the ongoing project to stabilize and make it safe for visitors, led by Strokestown Park House Manager John O’Driscoll.
On Saturday 27th
From 10.30am – 5pm there’s free entry to the famous Irish National Famine Museum in Strokestown Park. View a special 1916 display and an original Proclamation poster, one of very few remaining.
You can find out more about Heritage Week and view a list of things to do in Roscommon (arranged by locality) here.