The Irish National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park has arranged a special programme on the evening of Friday, 27 July 2018 for the longest total eclipse of the moon in the 21st century!
At 8:30 pm, join astronomer Dr. James Hoban who will give a short lecture in the café about the moon, how it formed, its orbit around the earth, prominent features, why we see only one side, and plans to return to the moon.
Following the lecture, weather permitting, we will go outside for a short walk to view the moon rise in total eclipse! A telescope will give an up close look at the craters, mountains, and plains of the moon.
No charge. Bring binoculars if you have them.
A new newspaper has just been launched in Strokestown ...
The Strokestown Democrat was last published in 1948 after being in existence since early in the 20th century.
Now, it’s being revived by two local businessmen Phelim O’Neill and Emmett Corcoran.
STROKESTOWN ... a date for your diary ... Tuesday 24th July 1.30pm ... Percy French Hotel ... IPB PRIDE OF PLACE AWARDS ... Judging Day :-)
Strokestown Town Team, and all of our amazing committees, groups, clubs and charities are absolutely thrilled at being nominated by Roscommon County Council to represent the county in the 300 - 1000 population category.
On the day I know we will impress the judges by showing how we all work together to make our town the best it can be.
COMMITTEES, GROUPS, CLUBS, CHARITIES ... you can be part of the Judging Day -- contact PAULA FITZPATRICK (Town Team Secretary) on 087 751 4700 to reserve a display stand.
The Strokestown Park Plant Fair will take place on Sunday 22nd July 2018 from 10.30am until 4.30pm.
Admission is €5 ... tickets can be purchased on the day of the event.
We have a brand new #CottageMarketGIY launching this weekend. It's The Cottage Market Strokestown and will be opening for the first time on Sunday 15/07/18, on Church Street. We are so excited.
Our Cottage Marketeer Ruth in Strokestown is busy getting everything organised and ready for her #community this weekend. If you're in the area go and enjoy the Cottage Market there and tell Ruth and all her traders we said hello.
Strokestown GAA presents a night with Johnny Brady ... FRIDAY 13TH JULY 2018 ... STROKESTOWN COMMUNITY CENTRE.
DOORS OPEN AT 9PM SHARP ... BAR on the night ...
TICKETS 15 EURO from any committee member.
This evening (Thursday 12 July 2018) Chapterhouse Theatre are returning to perform Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Strokestown Park! 🎭☀️
The show starts at 18:30 and you can call 071 963 3013 for tickets and information
Congratulations to all the children who graduated from playschool in June. We wish them all the best on their journey into 'big' school.