Denis Mahon

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 Strokestown House in Co Roscommon. Strokestown locals are joining forces with the estate in a bid to transform their community into an internationally-known heritage attraction.

The people of Strokestown, a small rural town in Co Roscommon, are joining forces with the local “Big House” in a bid to transform their community int(...)

The layers of history at Strokestown Park House will draw tourists from around the world, as well as from Ireland, to Co Roscommon, according to Kevin(...)

‘Last April, as the small group began their commemorative march to Dublin, it was reported that as many as 700 migrants had drowned off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean.’ Above: Ciara Blanch from Tallaght welcomes the Famine re-enactment walk from Roscommon to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

How quickly we forget. When it suits. Last April a small group completed a 155km walk from Strokestown, Co Roscommon, to Dublin, in memory of 1,490 pe(...)

A walk commemorating 1,490 people who walked to Dublin to take a ship to Canada during the Famine will be completed on Wednesday at the Jeannie Johnson tall ship (above) at Custom House Quay. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A group of people from Strokestown, Co Roscommon will complete a 155km commemorative walk to Dublin on Wednesday afternoon in honour of the 1,490 peop(...)