The prize for the greatest breadth to length ratio in any Irish town or village street must surely be awarded to Strokestown where, with local hyperbolic pride, the second Lord Hartland wanted to make his village thoroughfare even larger than the Ringstrasse in Vienna. At one end of it lies an inspired and be-spired octagonal church and, at the other, Strokestown House, with it's impressive Famine Museum. The county genealogy centre is based in the above building in the town. (Strokestown - meaning The Ford of the Blows)

 Activities in Strokestown

Coarse Angling
Coarse Angling Strokestown

Game Fishing
Clonfree Lough


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