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Peter Lawless (b. 1927)  (part 2)

Peter Lawless (b. 1927) (part 2)

Blessington Road, Tallaght

2010

 

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Peter Lawless spent twenty-four years, from 1960 to his retirement, working with Abbey Textiles, until their closure. He speaks anecdotally about his time there. Peter’s wife Maureen (née King) discusses their family home, Gibbon’s Cottage, which has been in the King family since 1910 and Peter passionately describes his association with St Anne’s Football Club, and his tenure as chairman for twelve years in the 1950s and 1960s.


Number of files: 2
File size(s): 7.71 MB, 14.64 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Dublin county (south), second series
Product ID: CDDNS02-02
Subject: Work and sport in South Dublin
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 24:28


Maurice O’Connell (b. 1936)

Maurice O’Connell (b. 1936)

 

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Track 1: Maurice O’Connell recalls his youth in Tipperary. Track 2: Maurice O’Connell appreciates the fact that he had a privileged upbringing which led to a most interesting adult life, and he discusses his productive life experiences. He also explains the family background of his wife Ann Gillespie from Donegal.


Number of files: 2
File size(s): 14.16 MB, 17.52 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-12
Subject: Lakeview, Killarney, Co Kerry, Part 4
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Richard Hilliard (b. 1930)

Richard Hilliard (b. 1930)

 

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Track 1: The Herbert family of Cahernane, who owned Cahernane until the 1900s, are recalled by Richard Hilliard. Track 2: Miss Gwendoline Herbert returned in 1928 and lived in a house in the gardens until 1944. Richard Hilliard recalls his many conversations with her. Track 3: The Herbert family connections and the family lands. Track 4: Richard Hilliard discusses his grandfather’s purchase of the Lake Hotel in 1897. Track 5: The genealogy of the Hilliard family who set up businesses in Killarney town. Track 6: In 1916, Richard Hilliard’s father, Richard, joined the family business, building up the shoe factory from 1931. Richard Hilliard was brought up at Coolclogher House. Track 7: Richard Hilliard recalls his childhood at Coolclogher House, describing the interior and the use of rooms. In 1944 the family moved to a newly built house on the lakeshore. Track 8: His years working as a travelling salesman for the family business until its closure are recalled by Richard Hilliard. Track 9: The closure of Hilliards of Killarney in the 1970s is discussed. Track 10: Some of the big houses and estates around the Killarney area are recalled by Richard Hilliard.


Number of files: 9
File size(s): 4.21 MB, 7.75 MB, 4.65 MB, 9.18 MB, 10.90 MB, 5.81 MB, 11.59 MB, 3.49 MB, 14.56 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-14
Subject: Cahernane House, Killarney, Co Kerry
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Dermot Edwards (b. 1930)

Dermot Edwards (b. 1930)

 

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Track 1: Dermot Edward discusses his Edwards family in Lismore, his own upbringing, and his naval career. Track 2: The family portraits of Godfreys and the Days are examined and discussed by Dermot Edwards. Track 3: The Godfrey and Day families are recalled, and some of the furnishings which originated in Kilcolman, are described.


Number of files: 3
File size(s): 9.58 MB, 6.68 MB, 6.27 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-19
Subject: Kilcolman Abbey, Miltown, Co Kerry, Part 2
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Valerie Bary (b. 1921)

Valerie Bary (b. 1921)

 

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Track 1: Valerie Bary recalls her childhood in New Zealand, and her McCarthy Mór maternal grandmother. Track 2: In 1952 Valerie Bary, along with her husband and daughter, arrived in Ireland from New Zealand. Track 3: Valerie Bary recalls her very first visit to Kerry, and the information which her grandmother McCarthy Mór in New Zealand had given her about her Kerry family during her childhood and early adulthood. Track 4: Valerie Bary recalls her first meeting with Sir William and Lady Godfrey while staying at their Inch home, which was once a Blennerhasset house. Track 5: The carving up of the Kilcolman estate, by the Land Commission, and the clearance of woods are discussed by Valerie Bary. Track 6: Some of the domestic staff at Kilcolman are recalled by Valerie Bary. Track 7: Visits to Callinafercy and long conversations with May Ruth are remembered. Track 8: Valerie Bary explains her family connections with the Godfreys. Track 9: Family connections with Elizabeth Lady O’Connell are explored by Valerie Bary. Track 10: Valerie Bary recalls the great character and personality of May Ruth of Callinafercy. Track 11: The Leeson Marshall family had lived at Callinafercy since 1861, and Valerie Bary explains the many changes which have occurred on the estate since that time. Track 12: Valerie Bary describes the circumstances of her decision to live at Callinafercy. Track 13: The history of the Callinafercy estates is explored. Track 14: Life as it is now lived at Callinafercy.


Number of files: 13
File size(s): 4.25 MB, 7.32 MB, 9.82 MB, 6.11 MB, 2.72 MB, 3.77 MB, 2.69 MB, 6.83 MB, 7.29 MB, 5.70 MB, 4.38 MB, 7.47 MB, 2.61 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-20
Subject: Callinafercy House, Co Kerry
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Sir Adrian Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry (b. 1940)

Sir Adrian Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry (b. 1940)

 

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Track 1: Sir Adrian Fitzgerald recalls his upbringing and education in England, and holidaying at his grandparents’ home at Barrow House, near Tralee. Track 2: Glanleam was bought by his cousins, the Spring Rices in 1935, and Sir Adrian discusses this, and the involvement by his family in the Valentia Quarries in earlier days. Track 3: Maurice Fitzgerald, an ancestor of Adrian Fitzgerald of Glanleam and Peter Fitzgerald’s involvement in developing the gardens there are recalled. Track 4: Maurice Fitzgerald of Glanleam and his work with Daniel O’Connell is examined. Track 5: Maurice Fitzgerald was M.P. for Kerry, and Sir Adrian Fitzgerald describes his influence and achievements. Track 6: Maurice Fitzgerald’s son Peter is recalled, as is his involvement with the cable project at Valentia. Track 7: Julia Fitzgerald, wife of Peter Fitzgerald, was a sister to Samuel Hussey, well known Land Agent in Kerry, and the connection is discussed by Sir Adrian Fitzgerald. Track 8: Peter Fitzgerald, the 19th Knight of Kerry is recalled, and his efforts to be benevolent as a landlord is explained. Track 9: Some of the many letters to newspapers written by Peter Fitzgerald are discussed, and the reasons the letters were written are explained. Track 10: Sir Maurice Fitzgerald, the 20th Knight of Kerry, great grandfather to Sir Adrian Fitzgerald was known as the ‘wealthy Knight’. His military career and his sporting prowess are discussed. Track 11: The Royal Hotel in Knightstown, Valentia was leased by the Fitzgerald family in the 19th century, and Sir Adrian discusses this period. Problems caused by absentee landlords, and the estates in North Kerry are also discussed. Track 12: Glanlean was untouched during The Troubles of the early 20th century and the reasons for this are explained by Sir Adrian Fitzgerald. Track 13: Sir Adrian recalls his grandparents, Sir Arthur and Lady Fitzgerald, and their lives at Barrow House. Track 14: Recruiting in Kerry in 1914 is discussed. Sir Adrian Fitzgerald’s mother was a member of the Mitchell family and she is recalled here. Track 15: Sir Adrian Fitzgerald discusses the lives of his father, Sir George Fitzgerald, and of his grandfather, Sir Arthur Fitzgerald, and the changes which occurred during their lifetime. Track 16: The extended Fitzgerald family at Ballyard House, Tralee is discussed. Track 17: The railway line from Farranfore to Reenard, and the Fitzgerald family’s influence in its construction is discussed.


Number of files: 18
File size(s): 3.14 MB, 3.60 MB, 1.77 MB, 2.16 MB, 4.63 MB, 6.93 MB, 3.83 MB, 4.13 MB, 2.31 MB, 3.59 MB, 2.48 MB, 4.29 MB, 5.25 MB, 4.83 MB, 5.40 MB, 8.20 MB, 1.41 MB, 2.24 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-24
Subject: Glanleam House, Valentia, Co Kerry Part 1
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Lord Gerald Monteagle (b. 1926)

Lord Gerald Monteagle (b. 1926)

 

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Track 1: Lord Gerald Monteagle examines the 1906 visitors book from Mount Trenchard and he also discusses the family title which was conferred in 1839. Track 2: Anne Brownlow is the wife of Gerald Monteagle, and her family background in Northern Ireland is explained. Track 3: In the library of his home at Stradbally, Gerald Monteagle discusses his book collection and the family portraits. Track 4: The future of the family title is discussed, as is his seat in the House of Lords from 1946 to 1989 and his achievements during this period.


Number of files: 5
File size(s): 2.60 MB, 1.87 MB, 7.76 MB, 5.86 MB, 12.24 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-27
Subject: Glanleam, Valentia, Co Kerry. Mount Trenchard, Foynes, Co Limerick, Part 2
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Herbert Gow (b. 1934)

Herbert Gow (b. 1934)

 

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Track 1: John Herbert Gow discusses his work on the farm at Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co Limerick. Track 2: Three generations of the Gow family have worked the land at Glenstal, being stewards for the Barrington family in earlier days. Track 3: John Herbert Gow’s father Alick married Kathleen Blennerhassett from Culleenybeg, Beaufort, and John talks about her family. Track 4: The famous tune composed by Neil Gow in the 19th century ‘The Masons’s Apron’ is discussed. Track 5: The two Blennerhassett families of Culleenybeg and Culleenymore are discussed, and the tragic events which occurred during the Civil War are remembered. Track 6: Photographs of the Barrington family of Glenstal are examined and discussed by John Gow. Track 7: Accounts kept by John Gow’s grandfather, who was steward to the Barringtons at Glenstal Castle in the 1880s are discussed. Track 8: Willie Gow, John Gow’s son, who was Head Farm Manager at the Fota Estate in Cork is remembered. Also discussed is a Barrington estate wage book.


Number of files: 8
File size(s): 3.54 MB, 5.25 MB, 2.67 MB, 3.21 MB, 11.52 MB, 8.91 MB, 18.79 MB, 3.46 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-29
Subject: The Blennerhassetts of Beaufort, Co Kerry
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Egerton Shelswell White (b. 1933)

Egerton Shelswell White (b. 1933)

 

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Track 1: Egerton Shelswell White provides a brief history of the White family, and their travels since the 19th century. Track 2: The purchase of the house from the Hutchins family by the Whites, who came from Whiddy, and the laying out of the gardens is explained. Track 3: The lands owned by the White family during the 19th century. Track 4: Egerton Shelswell White explains details of his earliest memories, including the billeting in the house by the army during the Emergency. Track 5: Egerton recalls the character and personality of his grandmother. He also recalls his mother and the reasons why the family title was dropped. Track 6: His life from 1965-1979 in America is discussed by Egerton Shelswell White. Track 7: His return to Bantry House and the challenges he faced in running the house, which was open to the public. Track 8: The Civil War years are discussed and Egerton explains that Bantry House was billeted by the Free State Army for use as a hospital. Track 9: The threats made against his father Jeffrey in 1949, and the insecurity felt by the whole family as a result. Track 10: The turbulent and tragic years for his family during the 1960s are recalled by Egerton Shelwell White. Track 11: The opening of Bantry House for music festivals is discussed. Track 12: Egerton Shelswell White describes his real sense of place, and the integration of the family into the locality.


Number of files: 14
File size(s): 2.87 MB, 3.43 MB, 1.72 MB, 4.25 MB, 1.93 MB, 1.01 MB, 2.90 MB, 4.00 MB, 3.96 MB, 1.71 MB, 5.76 MB, 5.49 MB, 4.03 MB, 10.92 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-34
Subject: Bantry House, Bantry, Co Cork
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William Salter Townshend (b. 1918)

William Salter Townshend (b. 1918)

 

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Track 1: William Salter Townshend provides the background details of the Salter family. Track 2: The marriage in 1939 in England of William Salter and Rosemary Townshend following their elopement. Track 3: The return to Castletownshend village in 1943, and his employment as an agricultural contractor there. Track 4: The move into the castle in 1946 and the continuation of the tourism business there is recalled by William Salter Townshend. Track 5: The management of the 600 acre farm at that time at Drishane is recalled. Track 6: Memories of Edith Somerville are described. Track 7: The occasion of the opening of the first creamery in the area is recalled. Track 8: The people and the businesses in Castletownshend in earlier days are remembered. Track 9: The big houses and the prominent families in the area are recalled. Track 10: The owning of the ground rents in Dingle, and their sale, is discussed.


Number of files: 9
File size(s): 4.19 MB, 2.84 MB, 3.90 MB, 5.75 MB, 7.79 MB, 11.81 MB, 2.92 MB, 8.16 MB, 3.56 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-37
Subject: Castletownshend, Co Cork
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