Mina Lowry Lenox Conyngham.....her story
Mina Lowry Lenox Conyngham was born in 1866 in Rockdale House near Sandholes, located just outside Cookstown. She lived through the Great War and World War II and she threw herself into helping others and found strength to support her causes from home.
The exhibition shows Mina’s overwhelming love for family. William and Mina's letters adhourn the walls, highlighting the intimate connection between the two.
Mina was a very talented and steadfast individual. Locally she raised funds for supplies and huts to be built for the Ulster regiments during the Great War and she facilitated the US Army while they requisitioned the grounds at Springhill some 30 years on.
Strong-willed and never shy to speak up Mina put pen to paper to what is now the ‘go-to’ book on Springhill called the ‘Old Ulster House’. She also showed many talents by writing music and publishing the ever-researable ‘An Old Ulster House’.
Mina died in 1961 at Springhill, a life spanning over 9 decades. She was the last of the Lenox-Conyngham’s to live in the house before the National Trust took it over…..