Day 1 Strokestown – Clondra, c. 20km. The Assassination of Major Denis Mahon (November 2nd 1847)

Major Denis Mahon, the landlord of Strokestown Park House, was assassinated on November 2nd 1847. He was the first and most high profile Irish landlord to be murdered during the Great Famine.

The assassination of Major Denis Mahon is vividly recounted by Ciarán Reilly in Strokestown and the Great Irish Famine (2014):

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