The National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park (6:32) short film is being launched by the Irish Heritage Trust to mark Ireland’s National Famine Commemoration Day, to be held in Strokestown Park on 15 May. The film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the National Famine Museum’s redevelopment where the story of Strokestown’s tragic past is brought to life through a captivating audio-visual exhibition.
The National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park showcases the Museum’s new state-of-the-art facilities, interactive displays, and evocative archival records that offer invaluable insights into the parallel lives of the cottiers, tenants, and landlords who experienced the Great Irish Famine. The film explores the Famine migration from Strokestown in 1847 as a painful legacy that defines the Museum’s educational mission and outreach activities such as Great Famine Voices, the National Famine Way, and the Famine Summer School to reconnect with Irish Diaspora communities. The National Famine Museum will be reopening to the public shortly as a brand-new visitor experience bringing the story of An Gorta Mór to life for future generations of visitors.
Click the YouTube event below to view The National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park.
The National Famine Commemoration Day ceremony will be broadcast live from Strokestown Park on Sunday 15 May at 12:00 pm Irish time, 7:00 am Eastern time, you can watch it here.