Resources

Primary Resources

This resource gallery has been developed to be used for pre visit preparatory work and for post visit reference. You will find a range of primary documents and material here that links to the themes in each unit. By clicking on any image below you can access background information on the source and also find out where it came from and where it is currently held.

9th Queens Royal Lancers at Strokestown

Members of the 9th Queens Royal Lancers who were stationed at Strokestown in 1921 during the Irish War of Independence.

9th Queens Royal Lancers at Strokestown

Members of the 9th Quuens Royal Lancers at Strokestown during the Irish War of Independence. 

A Picnic

A great snapshot of Olive and companions enjoying a picnic in the sunshine. 

Atrocious Assassination

The Times of London report on Major Mahon's Murder, published three days after his death on the 5th November.

Capt Edward Charles Stafford-King-Harman (d. 1914)

Capt Edward Charles Stafford-King-Harman, first husband of Olive Packenham-Mahon. 

Captain Edward Charles Stafford-King-Harman (d. 1914)

A photographic portrait of Captain Edward Charles Stafford-King-Harman, first husband of Olive Pakenham-Mahon. 

Denis Mahon to John Ross Mahon, 13 April 1847

Letter from Denis Mahon to John Ross Mahon discussing the emigration plan for Strokestown. 

Denis Mahon to John Ross Mahon, 14 April 1847

Lettter from Denis Mahon to John Ross Mahon discussing the emigration plan. 

Denis Mahon to John Ross Mahon, 3 January 1847

A long letter covering many topics including possible focus of a pubic works scheme, what to do with goods siezed from tenants, and which tenants to evict. 

Denis Mahon to John Ross Mahon, 5 June 1847

A letter from Major Mahon to John Ross Mahon, discussing the emigration plan and talking about the clearance of townlands. 

Denis Mahon to John Ross Mahon, 7 March 1847

A letter from Denis Mahon to John Ross Mahon discussing the reduction of rents, evictions and the 'soup shop' in Strokestown. 

Female Cyclist in Strokestown Park

A female cyclist in the grounds of Strokestown Park.

Genealogy of the Hales of Kent

A genealogy of the Hales family of Kent, of which Wilfred Stuart Atherstone Hales was a member. 

Henry Sandford Pakenham-Mahon to M. B. Bermingham, 3 January 1848

A letter from Denis Mahon's son-in-law to the Strokestown magistrate asking for details of information lately recieved about the murder of Major Mahon. 

John Ross Mahon to the Lord Lieutenant, 16 December 1847

A letter requesting assistance in carrying out evictions on the Strokestown estate in December 1847. 

 
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