Irish Heritage Trust Award Recognition

We are celebrating Irish Heritage Trust award recognition this year with both national and international wins for our properties. This recognition for our teams and partners is testament to their hard work and passion for our special heritage properties.

Museum of the Year

It’s been a fantastic year for The National Famine Museum with multiple awards for the museum and the redevelopment project. The latest is the Prestige Award for Museum of the Year in the republic of Ireland. Such awards recognise the state-of-the-art exhibits and interactives as well as the overall visitor experience that make the National Famine Museum a must visit destination.

Interpretation & Construction Awards

Interpretation partners Tandem Design won the Indoor Category at the 2023 Engaging People Awards by the Association of Heritage Interpretation (AHI).

This recognises the work undertaken to sensitively and dynamically interpret the story of the Strokestown Park estate and the Great Famine. Tandem merged interpretive content and design to create an immersive experience that lives long in the memory of all those who visit.

They also took the ‘Exhibition, Pop-Up and Set Design‘ prize at the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) awards this year.

Our partners Kelbuild Ltd received the Irish Construction Excellence (ICE) award for the National Famine Museum. “This deserving project is worthy of recognition and will forever be one of the most invigorating projects we have ever worked on“. Kelbuild

History Museum of the Year

History Museum of the Year

Another accolade for The National Famine Museum was the award from the Luxury Travel Guide as History Museum of the Year nominated by readers of this travel and tourism guide.

A portrait image of Johnstown Castle from across the water.

Visitor Attraction Merit Award

Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Garden also received a Leinster Visits Merit Award at the CIE awards earlier this year.

Such award recognition puts a spotlight on our remarkable heritage tourism visitor attractions and we share these awards with all those who have worked with us.

In particular, we acknowledge Fáilte Ireland with whom we partnered on the redevelopment of the National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park.

As a national innovative leader for heritage in Ireland, we value the profile these awards give to our properties and our people.

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