Top EU prize for Roscommon Famine Museum

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2017 for Jim Callery

Leitrim Observer Reporter


Leitrim Observer Reporter

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The Famine Museum is part of the attractions at Strokestown House

The European Commission has just announced that Jim Callery, founder of the Irish National Famine Museum and Archive and owner of Strokestown Park, Co Roscommon, has won a top EU prize in the 2017 Europa Nostra Awards.

This is the EU’s top honour in the heritage field.

There were 202 applicants in various categories and Mr Callery came top in his category of "Dedicated Service to Heritage".

The prize-winners are being recognised for their notable achievements in conservation, research, dedicated service, and education, training and awareness-raising.

Find out more about the Irish Famine Museum and Jim Callery here.