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Another Palace Invitation:
Another Palace Invitation!
This time from 1933 to the Mahon family of Strokestown House, County Roscommon,
which I visited on Sunday last, June 8th (2014).
The hour-long guided tour of the house yielded the great history of the house and surrounding area,
thanks to the expert guide - Emma.
Photography (without flash only) was allowed,
so I was using widest aperture, a VR lens and highest ISO settings for most pictures, as most rooms were dark.
This invitation was framed and behind glass.
The history of the house and the many people who lived there is quite lengthy and intricate,
so I will not go into that.
It was interesting, however, to note that two members of that family
married ladies with the surname Kelly!!!
I DO have the lengthy family tree. Maybe there are Portlaw connections!!!
The bottom two lines, which may be difficult to read at this size, state:
Ladies: Court Dress with feathers and trains.
Gentlemen: Full Court Dress.
Note that the word 'with' was underlined for emphasis.
Further pictures of Strokestown House, Garden and National Famine Museum
will be published on my Flickr site sometime in the future.
There's a link on this site.
(One left click on the images will show an enlarged version)