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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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Female Cyclist in Strokestown Park

Late 1890s - early 1900s


This woman, posing with her bicycle at Strokestown in late Victorian or Early Edwardian Ireland, was engaging in an extremely liberating activity. Read about how 'women rode the bicycle to freedom' or about Annie Londonderry, who cycled around the world in 1894. 

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