Songs and stories ‘from the hearth’ at Strokestown Park

The National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park, is proud to present a specially commissioned event with Lisa Lambe, one of Ireland’s best-known performers. Described by the Irish Times as “the finest singer and actor of her generation”, Lisa is an extremely talented musician too.

Lisa has been commissioned by the National Famine Museum to share her work on the tradition of ‘NightVisiting’ or The Rambling House, to create a special gathering of song and local lore for Strokestown House. Reconnecting us to the role that night-time social house visits played in our oral traditions and in the preservation of our songs and stories, this project will culminate in a magical and intimate evening of songs, storytelling, music, around the hearth of the famous gallery kitchen in Strokestown House.

In this version of NightVisiting, Lisa will be joined by collaborators, and renowned musicians such Roscommon-based fiddle player Sean Regan and guitarist John McLoughlin, alongside contributions from other guests on the night.

  John O’Driscoll (manager of Strokestown Park) said: “We are so excited to welcome Lisa Lambe and company to Strokestown Park House and bring life back to the renowned gallery kitchen”.

NightVisiting will take place from 8 pm until 10 pm on Sunday, September 18th, at The National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park, in the renowned gallery kitchen, with refreshments included on the night.

Tickets must be pre-booked on, and cost €27.50 plus booking link. For more details on this event and others, including guided House tours, The National Famine Museum, and the gardens and woodland walk, visit