Fine Georgian mansion has much to offer visitors

One of Ireland’s finest Georgian mansions, Strokestown Park House has a range of attractions for visitors.             You can enjoy a guided tour of the mansion, which is complete with original furnishings, stroll through the National Famine Museum, which contains original letters and documents from the estate and gives a unique insight into the circumstances of the Great Famine.             Outside there’s beautifully restored walled gardens. The six-acre garden boasts the longest herbaceous border in Ireland and the oldest restored glasshouse in the country.             After your visit is complete, you can relax in the restaurant and chose from a range of wholesome home cooked meals and snacks.             Strokestown Park is open seven days a week 10 am to 5.30 pm, including bank holidays, until October 31st. For further information, contact (071) 96 33013, fax (071) 96 33712, email or visit the website at