€75,000 for Strokestown Park House

Much-need refurbishment and enhancement work will be carried out at Strokestown Park House following the allocation of grant-aid from public funds.  Government TD Michael Finneran (right) announced the allocation of a €75,000 grant from the Department of the Environment in a statement to Roscommon People this week. The Roscommon TD also hinted that the Department of Affairs would assign further funding to Strokestown Park House later this spring.  ‘This is welcome news for the historical Strokestown House, which also incorporates the Famine Museum. This grant is the first government investment in recent times and it will allow the owners to carry out much-needed refurbishment and upgrades,’ said Deputy Finneran. ‘I hope to be in a position to announce a further major Government grant from another department in the coming weeks. This further grant will completely upgrade the Famine Museum and will highlight and focus on Government foreign aid programmes. ‘The €75,000 grant has been allocated under the grant scheme for certain buildings and structures from the Heritage section of the Department of Environment. ‘These new investments should significantly increase visit numbers to Strokestown and County Roscommon,’ said Deputy Finneran.