This is Strokestown
Community life in Strokestown
Community spirit in everyday life. Whether you visit us for the day, or come to join us on a more permanent basis.
Did you know? There are more festivals per person in Strokestown annually than any other town in Ireland!!
These include a 150+ year-old Agricultural & Industrial show, International Poetry Festival, traditional Music Festival, Easter Parade, links into the historic Táin March, an amazing Christmas Market, and stunning Christmas Lights!
We are the home of the National Famine Museum which attracts in excess of 60,000 visitors per year and strong links have been formed with EPIC (Irish immigration Museum) in Dublin to develop the Irish Camino (National Famine Way) between Dublin and Strokestown, along the Royal Canal.
In recent years Strokestown Town Team has been awarded major funding (as part of the Town & Village Renewal scheme) to help restore the historic frontages of town buildings and develop further annual events/festivals over coming years AND plans are place to obtain further national large-scale funding (from the Rural Regeneration & Development Fund) to continue a ten-year development plan for the town centre.
There are over 30 voluntary groups operating in the locality and they all play a very important role in keeping Strokestown alive. For a town with a population of 800 and parish just over twice that size, Strokestown is on the up!
To see what is available in and around Strokestown look through our COMMUNITY LIFE directory.
Business life in Strokestown
In recent years we have seen the reopening of B&Bs and a public house, in addition to hot food outlets, beauty parlours, antique-style businesses and more.
These have added to a fantastic retail mix including national supermarkets, a variety of food outlets, a number of bars, quality floral designer/florist, award-winning health food store, extensive hardware store, launderette, hotel and the national HQ of Westward Scania to name a few.
Building on the work of SCDA (Strokestown Community Development Association), especially the development of our community playground, Strokestown Town Team is working diligently to improve the town infrastructure making working here even more attractive!!
Strokestown is a great place to start a business, and an even better place to grow an existing business. To see what's already available in the town look through our extensive BUSINESS LIFE directory.