About Us

This project represents a productive collaboration between many institutions and agencies. Our aim is to promote the amazing house and collections at Strokestown Park and to bring benefit to the house and local community thorough our activities.

The project is funded by a grant from the Heritage Council to Strokestown Park House and the Irish Heritage Trust and by funding given by Science Foundation Ireland to the Adapt Centre, Trinity College Dublin. Much labour in kind, and the unique and important documents from the Strokestown Famine Archive have been shared by Strokestown Park House, the Irish Heritage Trust and Trinity College Dublin.

The Heritage Council: The Heritage Council’s mission is to engage, educate and advocate to develop a wider understanding of the vital contribution that our heritage makes to our social, environmental and economic well-being.

Science Foundation Ireland: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research. SFI invests in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

The Foundation also promotes and supports the study of, education in, and engagement with STEM and promotes an awareness and understanding of the value of STEM to society and, in particular, to the growth of the economy.

Strokestown Park House and the Irish National Famine Museum: Strokestown Park is a unique visitor attraction in Strokestown, Co Roscommon in The West of Ireland comprising of Strokestown Park House, a Georgian Palladian mansion preserved with its original furnishings and fabrics. The House was the family home of the Pakenham Mahon family and is built on the site of the 16th century castle, home of The O Conor Roe Gaelic Chieftains. The Landlord Major Denis Mahon was assassinated in November 1847 at the height of The Great Famine of Ireland and it is fitting that The Irish National Famine Museum was established at Strokestown Park in 1994 using the unique original documents which came to light during the restoration of The House.

The Adapt Centre: ADAPT is a dynamic research centre that combines the world-class expertise of researchers at four universities (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology) with that of its industry partners to produce ground-breaking digital content innovations.

The Irish Heritage Trust: The Irish Heritage Trust was founded in 2006 and has a mission to protect and bring to life Irish heritage properties for the benefit of society.

Trinity College Dublin: Trinity College Dublin, founded in 1592, is Ireland’s oldest university. It is recognized today for academic excellence and a transformative student experience. With a tradition of scholarship spanning more than four centuries, Trinity is home to talented and inquiring minds, a liberal education, and research conducted at the frontiers of disciplines.