Introductory report submitted by Trench to Lord Digby, following his arrival on the estate on 1 June 1857. He notes that he spent the first three weeks with his son, T. W. Trench, in Tullamore, and assessed the estate on horseback during this period. Report contains a general sketch of the natural features of the estate; the extent of arable pasture, plantations or bog; the issue of rent collection and methods of valuation; and a survey of the woodlands and their ownership. A post script to the report begins on page 48 and contains further commentary on the state and extent of schooling in the area; use of the Union Workhouse; the levels of pauperism and general notes on the cottier class of tenantry. Also includes a list of current leaseholders on the estate.
Trench sketched scenes from life on the estate over the following pages: Page 6 Sketch of Old Irish Red Deer Page 10 Sketch of Geashill National School Page 20 Sketch of Geashill Village Page 23 Sketch of Derrigunnigan Wood Page 25 Sketch of Tullamore Road Page 27 Diagram of bogland to be drained Page 29 Sketch of Turf Bog Annagharvey depicting two men fighting with sticks. Page 31 Sketch of Red Deer Page 33 Sketch of Killeenmore Moors
File of letters sent to Henry Trench between 1853 and 1865.
The majority of the letters within the file concern Henry's son Henry Bloomfield Trench. It appears Henry Bloomfield suffered from an illness which caused fainting and fitting. Much of the letters deal with this issue. Examples include two letters dated from John Congreve regarding Henry Bloomfield Trench fitting and his recovery during his stay with him. The file also includes three letters from J.R Pears, Windlesham regarding a fainting fit that occurred while Henry Bloomfield Trench was away at school. Other letters concerning this issue within this file describe Henry Trench attempts to find a suitable school for his son. Examples of such letters include a letter dated 14 July from F.G Price, Munderfield, Bromyard, England accepting Henry as a pupil.
List of protestant children on the rolls of Cangort Park National School. The list states that one point there were 23 children registered. However this had been reduced to 12 as a number of them were absent for 13 weeks or more.
Documents relating to aspects of Moore's life in Banagher. Moore was involved in many committees in the town. These fall into two categories in this collection, namely improvements to the local economy and infrastructure and those that responded to outside events such as the First and Second World Wars. The improvement committees were Banagher Improvement Association/Committee (c.1899-1928), Banagher Fairs and Improvement Committee (1907-1928), Banagher Public Lighting Committee (1907-1912) and Banagher and Lusmagh Farmers Association (1929-1930). The other committees responded to WWI and WWII were The Garrycastle Relief Committee (1914-1915), the War and Pensions Committee (1917-1919) and the Parish Council (1941-c.1945).
Some other organisations mentioned are the Banagher Bicycle Association, the Gaelic League and the Banagher Sacred Heart Sodality which all proved extremely popular.
Mion Chaint le haghaidh Mac Leighinn. An T-athair Brian O Criochain. Conversion for the use of students by Rev Bernard Cretan, C. C. and B. J. Goff compiled for the Elphin branch of the GAA Gaelic League. Dublin, Brown & Nolan, Ltd. Printers and Publishers, Nassau Street, 1902.