Readers ask: Where Is Strokestown Ireland?


What county is Strokestown?

Strokestown (Irish: Béal na mBuillí), also known as Bellanamullia and Bellanamully, is a small town in County Roscommon, Ireland. It is one of the 27 designated Heritage Towns in Ireland. Strokestown located in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.

Where is Strokestown Park?

Strokestown Park, in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, County Roscommon, is a unique property that includes the National Famine Museum, a beautiful Palladian house and stunning gardens.

Who lived in Strokestown House?

The house was the family home of the Cromwellian “adventurer” family – the Pakenham Mahons – from the 1600s until 1979.

Who was Major Denis Mahon?

Major Denis Mahon, the landlord of Strokestown Park House, was assassinated on November 2nd 1847. He was the first and most high profile Irish landlord to be murdered during the Great Famine. By the end of August though, relations between landlord and tenants were deteriorating rapidly.

Is Roscommon in Northern Ireland?

County Roscommon ( Irish: Contae Ros Comáin) is a county in Ireland. In the western region, it is part of the province of Connacht. It is the 11th largest Irish county by area and 27th most populous. Its county town and largest town is Roscommon.

Is Boyle in Northern Ireland?

Boyle (/ˈbɔɪl/; Irish: Mainistir na Búille) is a town in County Roscommon, Ireland. It is located at the foot of the Curlew Mountains near Lough Key in the north of the county. As of 2016, the population of the town was 2,568.

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