Strokestown Park to host first Autumn Fête

Strokestown Park will host its first Autumn Fête on Sunday, October 1st, with an impressive array of indoor and outdoor experiences catering to the young and young at heart.

As part of the Cultural Companions Programme supported by Creative Ireland and coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons and Positive Aging Week 2023, the Autumn Fête at Strokestown Park embraces the spirit of ageing and will feature a rich tapestry of activities.

Highlights of the day include Edwina Guckian’s demonstration of traditional straw hats which were created for Mummers followed by a Mummer’s performance accompanied by the Ox Mountain Trio. Animal Petting Corner, Mud Bugs Nature Crafts, Traditional Woodland Games, Family Scavenger Hunt, Bespoke tours of the house and gardens and much more ensures there will be something for all the family.

John O’Driscoll General Manager of Strokestown Park said: The brand new event at Strokestown Park – Autumn Fête – is going to be the perfect opportunity for all ages to come together and learn about Irish traditions while making memories and having fun”.

  Launching the first Autumn Fête, Anne O’Donoghue, CEO of the Irish Heritage Trust, which cares for the property said: The Irish Heritage Trust takes pride in celebrating people, place and participation. Our commitment lies in preserving the wisdom and experience of our cherished older community members and fostering a welcoming environment that encourages their active participation while also harnessing their invaluable knowledge to pass down to the generations that follow”.

Strokestown Park’s sister properties will also be hosting the Autumn Fête at Fota House and Gardens in Cork and Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum and Gardens in Wexford. All Irish Heritage Trust properties are dog-friendly and are universally accessible.

Access is via a €10 ticket for adults with €5 concession tickets and free entry for members of the Irish Heritage Trust.