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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.

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A Picnic

c. 1950s


Olive Hales Pakenham Mahon and companions in the sunshine. Olive and her husband lived at Strokestown permenantly during the  1950s-70s after Major Hales retired from the army. By the 1970s the house was in some disrepair and the couple mainly lived in the drawing room. 

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