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Heritage Site's and Stately Home's.

in County Roscommon.

Stokestown Park House & Famine Museum.
 

This house was built for Thomas Mahon in the 1730's to the design of Richard Castle. Inside the house one room is dedicated to memorabilia of major Denis Mahon who was murdered in 1847 when it was revealed he intended to charter one of the infamous coffin ships to send his tennants to America. The grounds contain the longest herbaceous border in Ireland, rose garden, ornamental lily pond, a Georgian peach house and vinery, also a seventeenth century tower.

The former stable yard houses the Famine Museum, in it are a collection of estate documents, letters and pleas from tenant's.

Stokestown
Co Roscommon
Tel +353
E Mail
Web Site

The town outside the estate was created by Maurice Mahon first Baron Hartland.

 

 

 

Clonalis House.
 

The present house was built in 1878 by Charles Owen O'Connor to the design of architect Pepys Cochrell, this three storey mansion is furnished in High Victorian style. On display in the house is a vast collection of Gaelic language manuscripts and books, most of which were collected and preserved in the late eighteenth century by Charles O'Connor of Ballingare.

Clonalis House is the ancestral home of the O'Conors of Connacht. The family can claim direct descendancy from Rory O'Connor, Irelands last ruling gaelic king.

On display in the house is the Coronation Stone or Inauguration Stone of the O'Conors.

Also on display is the harp belonging to the famous blind Irish harper Turlough O' Carolan.

The house offer several self catering cottages and is open to the public. It is possible to visit Clonalis House between 1st June to 31st August, tour between 11am and 4pm, Monday to Saturday, the house is not open on a Sunday.

If you are looking for guest house accomodation at the upper end of the market then Clonalis house is for you, you will be cosseted in luxury, served with superb food and sleep in a four poster bed.

Clonalis House
Castlrea
County Roscommon
Tel +353 (0)94 9620014
E Mail
Web Site

A visit to this page on Clonalis House website is highly recommended.