[Ep 1/3] Ireland's Last Aristocrat - The Life of Olive Packenham Mahon

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Olive Packenham Mahon was born into wealth and privilege in 1894, but the legacy of a secret funeral and the spectre of war and revolution defined her life.

She was no ordinary aristocrat - Olive was the last of her kind...


A special thanks to Oisin O'Driscoll, Martin Fagan & Tony Aspel and all the team at Strokestown Park House for their time.


Olive Packenham Mahon's home Strokestown Park House is open to the public. You can find out more at https://strokestownpark.ie/.


Sound by Kate Dunlea.

Artwork by Keith Hynes

Additional narrations by Aidan Crowe and Therese Murray.


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