Any one of the average size big houses in Ireland had a servant staff of around twenty servants. Servants were needed for all household tasks from work on the farm to cleaning to cooking to laundry to assisting Madam and Sir.
The Victorian ovens at Strokestown Park House took a lot of labour to keep going and maintain.
Chamber pots were emptied by the chamber pot boy.
About the era of these country mansions in Ireland
About the lifestyle of the owners
About these houses role in the local economy
About Strokestown Park House and the Irish Famine connection
The History of Strokestown House
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The school room at Strokestown Park House. The lordships' children were taught by a governess.
Butter churn at Strokestown Park House.
Servants were hidden from view by varying means. At Strokestown Park House, they had to move through the servants' tunnel in order not to be seen by the gentry.
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