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Resilient Irish Women and Strokestown Park House

2 November 2022 @ 13:00 - 17:30

Come and enjoy free performances and talks about “Women and Strokestown Park” on the 175th anniversary of the assassination of Major Denis Mahon.
The “Resilient Irish Women and Strokestown Park House” event will be held on 2 November 2022, the 175th anniversary of the assassination of Major Denis Mahon, the first landlord to be murdered during the Great Hunger. The purpose of the event is to commemorate and celebrate the women of Strokestown and Roscommon who endured and lived on from the Irish Famine and the decades that followed.

Please call 071-9633013 to reserve your free place.

Order of events

1pm-1:15pm. Opening Remarks:

1:15-2pm Caroilin Callery “The Women of Strokestown Park: Bringing History to Life”

2pm-2:45pm Cathal Poirtier “Roscommon Women in Irish Language Folklore”

2:45-3:15pm Break

3:15pm-3:45pm. Declan Kavanagh, “The Sharkey Sisters of Strokestown”

3:45pm-4:pm Break

4pm-5:30pm. Enchanted Croi Theatre Roundtable and Performance of Extracts from In the Midst of Plenty: A New Folk Musical in the Time of the Famine (moderated by Caroilin Callery).


This event is supported by Roscommon County Council’s Festival and Events Grant Scheme 2022.


2 November 2022
13:00 - 17:30