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Sir Anthony Denny (b. 1925) and Tom Denny (b. 1956)

Sir Anthony Denny (b. 1925) and Tom Denny (b. 1956)

 

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Track 1: Sir Anthony Denny discusses his grandfather’s cousin, Sir Robert Author Denny’s departure from Tralee and the loss of the family estates. Track 2: Tom Denny, son of Sir Anthony Denny, describes in detail some fragments, pieces of masonry from the old Tralee Castle, which have remained in the family. Track 3: The arrival of the Denny family in Tralee in the early 17th century and the destruction of the castle on three occasions Track 4: Sir Anthony Denny’s father and grandfather both served as Country Rectors, and their lives in Kerry are discussed, as is a visit to Churchill House in the 1960s. Track 5: Sir Anthony recalls his early life, his education and some stories told to him by his father about unrest in Dublin after the 1916 Rising. Track 6: Tom Denny recalls his ancestor – Rev Henry Denny. Track 7: Tom Denny reads some passages from the diary of his great grandfather, Rev Edward Denny, who was Rector in Ballyheigue. The family photograph album is also perused. Track 8: Further passages from Rev Edward Denny’s diary are read, and the family connection with the Fitzgeralds is discussed. Track 9: Sir Anthony and Tom Denny describe the character and personality of some of their ancestors featured in the family portraits, which are displayed in their English home. Track 10: Tom Denny reads from his grandfather’s diaries which provide great detail about a duel which took place in Oakpark, Tralee. Track 11: Sir Anthony Denny describes a gold thimble, dating from 1710, which was brought into the family by Lady Letitia Coningsby. Lady Arabella Denny is also recalled, and an old Tralee map is discussed. Track 12: The Trustee for the Denny family, Judge Day, is discussed, as is the English Agent in the 19th century. The agent in the early 20th century was William Denny, who is also recalled.


Number of files: 11
File size(s): 4.74 MB, 3.63 MB, 4.49 MB, 5.08 MB, 5.31 MB, 2.75 MB,3.97 MB, 7,76 MB, 2.04 MB, 11.96 MB, 15.78 MB
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Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-01
Subject: The Denny family of Tralee, Co Kerry and its vicinity Part 1
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Sir Anthony Denny (b. 1925) and Tom Denny (b. 1956)

Sir Anthony Denny (b. 1925) and Tom Denny (b. 1956)

 

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Track 1: Sir Anthony Denny recalls his R.A.F service during World War II. His inheritance of family memorabilia is also discussed. Track 2: The Kerry relatives and family connections are explored. Track 3: Tom Denny reads details from his grandfather’s diaries relating to the Liscahane lands in 1929. Rev Orpen, Rector in Tralee in 1907, is also mentioned. Track 4: Sir Anthony Denny discusses the circumstances surrounding the loss of the Denny Estates in the late 19th century. Track 5: Tom Denny reads from old family records from the late 19th century. Track 6: Tom Denny reads from the private diary of his grandfather, Sir Henry Denny. Track 7: An original map of Tralee dated 1735 owned by the Denny family, is examined. The manufacture of cider in Tralee in the 1700s and its importance to the county, is discussed, as is the use of the present Tralee Green as an orchard. Track 8: A rent roll from 1744 from Thomas Denny’s estate in Tralee is read by Tom Denny. Track 9: A 1750 Pocket Rental account kept by agent Tuohy is examined and Mr Tuohy’s comments are discussed. Track 10: Tom Denny reads from the 19th century diaries of his grandfather, which provide details about the lands held in Liscahane by the Denny family of Churchill. Track 11: Tom Denny discusses the details set out in an accounts ledger of the Denny Castle in Tralee.


Number of files: 13
File size(s): 5.44 MB, 6.23 MB, 2.05 MB, 2.87 MB, 5.50 MB, 6.24 MB, 4.88 MB, 2.14 MB, 2.96 MB, 4.93 MB, 8.46 MB, 3.30 MB, 8.26 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
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Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-02
Subject: The Denny family of Tralee, Co Kerry and its vicinity Part 2
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Jennifer Butler (b. 1954)

Jennifer Butler (b. 1954)

 

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Track 1: Jennifer Butler recalls her father, Edward Theobald Butler, and his family background. Holidays in Waterville House, the home of her grandparents until 1963 are also recalled. Track 2: Jennifer Butler’s grandfather, Major James Butler, who fought in both World Wars is remembered. Track 3: The time of great change when Waterville House was passed over entailed to Jennifer Butler’s uncle James Butler. An earlier family split is discussed, when one member of the Butler clan went to reside at Belville House in Portmagee. Track 4: Jennifer Butler recalls her grandfather, Major James Butler’s strict personality and the regimented way of life at Waterville House in his day. Track 5: The salmon fishing industry, which was built up by the Butler family, is discussed. Track 6: The strong Protestant tradition upheld by the Butler family during the 19th century. Track 7: Jennifer Butler’s strong emotional connection with Waterville and Derrynane is discussed. Track 8: The mementos inherited by Jennifer Butler from her grandparents at Waterville House are described. She also talks about her present home in Tipperary. Track 9: Jennifer Butler discusses her Kerry cousins.


Number of files: 9
File size(s): 4.00 MB, 2.70 MB, 5.65 MB, 3.55 MB, 2.44 MB, 6.11 MB, 5.93 MB, 3.48 MB, 6.06 MB
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Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-03
Subject: The Waterville House, Waterville, Co Kerry
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Phyllis and John Kelly, Jennifer Butler (b. 1954), Dan McGillycuddy (b. 1936)

Phyllis and John Kelly, Jennifer Butler (b. 1954), Dan McGillycuddy (b. 1936)

 

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Track 1: Dan McGillycuddy recalls his work for the Butler family on the salmon weir as he followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Track 2: Jennifer displays and discusses photographs of her grandfather Major Butler, as he poses in military uniform during World War II. She also describes her great grandmother’s decision to let the house during World War I. Track 3: Dan McGillycuddy recalls his work for Major Butler during the 1950s, which involved dairying, and ploughing with three horses. Track 4: John Kelly, who is brother-in-law to Jim Butler of Belville, discusses his grandfather Michael O’Donoghue, who was employed as a gardener at Waterville House. Track 5: Phyllis Kelly, nee Butler, discusses the old family dispute and its possible causes. She also recalls her childhood at Belville House, Portmagee. Track 6: Dan McGillycuddy recalls his work in the gardens for Major Butler, and the difficulties he experienced due to the proximity to the shoreline. Track 7: Dan McGillycuddy remembers the other members of staff at the Butler Estate, and the benefits of the salmon weir to employment locally. Track 8: Jennifer Butler recalls the salvaging of the weir gates before the change of ownership of the estate in 1962. Track 9: Jennifer Butler examines and describes some old photographs taken at the Sceilligs in the early 1900s, and Dan McGillycuddy discusses the workhouses on the farm, sheep rearing, and the transport of cattle to Scariff Island by boat. Track 10: Phyllis Kelly examines and describes in detail old photographs of the Portmagee Butler family.


Number of files: 10
File size(s): 3.77 MB, 1.49 MB, 4.48 MB, 1.71 MB, 6.38 MB, 3.26 MB, 1.13 MB, 3.71 MB, 13.97 MB, 3.34 MB
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Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-04
Subject: Waterville House, Waterville, Co Kerry
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Jim Butler (b. 1943)

Jim Butler (b. 1943)

 

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Track 1: Jim Butler discusses his ancestry and his early days in Belville House. Track 2: Jim Butler recalls his father William Samuel Butler who joined the Garda Siochána, and returned to Portmagee in 1923 on the death of his father. The division of the family lands is also discussed. Track 3: The house, orchard and walled garden are described as they were in Jim Butler’s childhood. Track 4: The decision made by Jim Butler’s grandfather to convert to Catholicism. Track 5: The local traditions of farming and fishing in former days. The Butler family owned the first tractor in the area, bought in 1947. Track 6: Jim Butler recalls the decision to move house, which was forced upon him due to the deterioration of Belville house. He explains that his father had had a house built for the district nurses in the 1930s and it was to this house that Jim relocated. Track 7: Jim Butler’s mother, who came from Sligo and whose surname was Clarke, was a district nurse in the Portmagee area where she met her husband. Track 8: The vicinity of the house and the outbuildings are described.


Number of files: 8
File size(s): 2.76 MB, 2.29 MB, 5.78 MB, 2.21 MB, 6.18 MB, 7.24 MB, 7.11 MB, 10.10 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-05
Subject: Belville House, Portmagee, Co Kerry
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John Leslie (b. 1924) and Ursula Leslie

John Leslie (b. 1924) and Ursula Leslie

 

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Track 1: Ursula Leslie recalls her family background. She is a member of the O’Doherty family from Limerick city. Track 2: Ursula Leslie discusses her early career following her call to the Bar. Track 3: Ursula Leslie describes Tarbert House and the Leslie lands, and also discusses her husband John’s family background. Track 4: John Leslie inherited Tarbert House in 1952 and Ursula Leslie recalls the running of the farm in the early years, and her commuting back and forth from London where she worked. Track 5: Ursula Leslie discusses the Leslie ancestors, and John’s visits to Collis Sandes House in Tralee, where his aunts lived prior to its ownership by the Presentation Sisters, who used it as a novitiate. Track 6: Ursula Leslie explains John’s huge input into the lands at Tarbert. Track 7: Leisure activities enjoyed by people such as the Leslie family members in the late 19th century and early 20th century are discussed by Ursula Leslie who also talks about her own profession as a Barrister. Track 8: Many generations of the Leslie family lived at Tarbert House, and this long line of Leslies are recalled by Ursula Leslie. Track 9: The turbulent years of the early 20th century are recalled by Ursula Leslie, who provides the reasons why she feels the house survived intact. Track 10: Walter Leslie, father of John Leslie, was involved in setting up many Kerry Creameries. This track also includes a recording compiled with John and Ursula Leslie in 1995. John Leslie passed away in August 2000. During the recording John Leslie explains the history of Tarbert house and on a tour of the house, he describes the various rooms and furnishings.


Number of files: 14
File size(s): 3.54 MB, 3.12 MB, 4.09 MB, 5.11 MB, 3.79 MB, 3.96 MB, 14.89 MB, 4.72 MB, 4.09 MB, 7.28 MB, 3.38 MB, 1.57 MB, 5.21 MB, 4.47 MB
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Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-06
Subject: Tarbert House, Tarbert, Co Kerry
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Elizabeth Lady O’Connell (b. 1923)

Elizabeth Lady O’Connell (b. 1923)

 

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Track 1: Elizabeth Lady O’Connell traces her McCarthy O’Leary family background and the Fogarty family. Track 2: Elizabeth O’Connell describes the great powers of the curing stone which belonged to the McCarthy O’Leary family for five hundred years. Track 3: The families of the O’Connells, the O’Learys and the McCarthys intermarried on several occasions over the generations as explained by Elizabeth O’Connell. She also recalls James O’Connell, First Baronet, who in 1820 first came to Lakeview. Track 4: Elizabeth O’Connell explains that she feels very much at home at Lakeview as these were originally McCarthy Mór lands. Track 5: In 1953 Elizabeth married Morgan O’Connell and she recalls her early married days at Lakeview. Track 6: Ballycarbery Castle in Iveragh, Co Kerry, which belonged to the O’Connell family in the 19th century is discussed. Track 7: Elizabeth O’Connell’s uncles fought in the First World War, and they are remembered here. Family portraits of the O’Connells and the McCarthy O’Leary family are described. Track 8: Coomlagane House in Millstreet, the home of Elizabeth O’Connell’s father’s people, is recalled. Track 9: The well known members of the O’Connell family, John and Morgan, are recalled. Track 10: Elizabeth O’Connell reads a letter written by the grandmother Fogarty, from Artane House in Dublin during the Black and Tan period. Track 11: Some interesting people whom Elizabeth O’Connell has met in Kerry, in particular former French President De Gaulle, are recalled. The airfield at Lakeview House, in the 1940s and 1950s used by guests of the House while it was run as a hotel by the O’Connell family is also mentioned. Track 12: The history of Blarney Castle in Cork is chronicled by Elizabeth O’Connell.


Number of files: 15
File size(s): 3.07 MB, 2.99 MB, 4.03 MB, 1.63 MB, 4.82 MB, 11.24 MB, 1.06 MB, 7.09 MB, 4.45 MB, 6.98 MB, 2.25 MB, 4.56 MB, 5.22 MB, 6.11 MB, 4.11 MB
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Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-07
Subject: Lakeview House, Killarney, Co Kerry Part 1
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Elizabeth Lady O’Connell (b. 1923)

Elizabeth Lady O’Connell (b. 1923)

 

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Track 1: Elizabeth Lady O’Connell reads from the family papers the history and connections of the McCarthy O’Leary family and the O’Connell family. Track 2: Photographs of the Fogarty family of Artane House in Dublin are examined and described, as are Elizabeth O’Connell’s memories of the house. Track 3: Stories about Elizabeth O’Connell’s relatives, and their involvement in World War I are told. Track 4: Elizabeth O’Connell’s mother, Mrs McCarthy O’Leary, nee Fogarty, was a noted singer and Elizabeth recalls her great talent. Track 5: The Fogarty homes in Dublin, Artane House and St James’s in Miltown, both now demolished, are recalled by Elizabeth O’Connell. Track 6: Elizabeth O’Connell worked as a nurse during World War II and she recalls those harsh days. Track 7: Billy Fogarty, Elizabeth O’Connell’s uncle, who died in World War I, is remembered. Track 8: Old photographs of Lakeview House and gardens are described, as old gardeners who worked there for many years are recalled.


Number of files: 8
File size(s): 12.05 MB, 2.24 MB, 4.48 MB, 2.53 MB, 6.59 MB, 5.94 MB, 3.91 MB, 9.19 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-08
Subject: Lakeview House, Killarney, Co Kerry Part 2
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Maurice O’Connell (b. 1936)

Maurice O’Connell (b. 1936)

 

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Track 1: Maurice Hugh Ricardo Ross O’Connell explains the origins of his own name, and the family genealogy from Derrynane to the present day. Track 2: Maurice James O’Connell, who was Maurice O’Connells’ great-great grandfather, is recalled. Track 3: Morgan O’Connell, grandfather of Maurice O’Connell, and his wife, Mary Pauline Hickie, are remembered. Track 4: His grandmother Mary Pauline Hickie and her siblings are recalled. Track 5: The Hickie family’s military career in World War I is discussed. Track 6: Anecdotes about his grandfather Morgan O’Connell are told by Maurice O’Connell. He also discusses his father Basil O’Connell and his naval experiences in World War II. Track 7: Maurice O’Connell was born in Malaya in 1936 where his father was Chief of Police. He discusses his memories of being a colonial child and the effects of Pearl Harbour on the family. Track 8: His views on colonialism are provided by Maurice O’Connell.


Number of files: 8
File size(s): 6.91 MB, 2.87 MB, 2.61 MB, 4.41 MB, 7.59 MB, 10.29 MB, 5.40 MB, 14.81 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-09
Subject: Derrynane House, Derrynane, Co Kerry Part 1
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Maurice O’Connell (b. 1936)

Maurice O’Connell (b. 1936)

 

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Track 1: Maurice O’Connell recalls the trip back to England from Malaya, via Capetown in 1942, when he was six years old. He also discusses his subsequent education in England, and his teaching career in Dublin. Track 2: Maurice O’Connell discusses his interest in politics, joining Fine Gael during his teaching career, his election for Fine Gael and the turbulent days during the 1960s. Track 3: The O’Connell’s of Kerry and the reasons why the family has thrived. Track 4: The O’Connell property at Lakeview House, Killarney, where Maurice O’Connell’s father Basil grew up is described. Track 5: Ballybeggan Castle, Tralee and the connection with the O’Connell family is discussed. Track 6: Maurice O’Connell recalls his grandfather’s service with the Royal Fusiliers.


Number of files: 5
File size(s): 16.97 MB, 18.31 MB, 11.18 MB, 10.18 MB, 4.73 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-10
Subject: Derrynane House, Derrynane, Co Kerry Part 2
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