Arthur Montgomery (b. 1947)
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Arthur Montgomery (b. 1947)


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Track 1: Arthur Montgomery’s earliest memories of Ballyellis House in Mallow, and the country sporting life led by his parents. Track 2: His father’s return home after World War I. His own education, his father’s occupation as a flying groom working for stables around the world. Track 3: The auction of furniture and paintings at Killee House. His parents’ first meeting. Track 4: He discusses the gentry families locally, and their sporting activities. Stories about the Troubles in the area are recalled. Track 5: His introduction to Doneraile Court. The Georgian Society which took over the property and his caretaking at the property from 1979 to 1999. Track 6: His conversations with Lady Doneraile. Track 7: A description of the condition of the parklands at Doneraile down through the years. The Government’s decision to turn the grounds into a National Park. Track 8: His living quarters at Conmeen House and Gardens. Track 9: His purchase of two portraits of Lord and Lady Castletown from Abbeyleix, which originally hung in Doneraile Court.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


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48 hours

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13.33 MB, 10.56 MB, 11.22 MB, 7.69 MB, 14.63 MB, 7.76 MB, 6.29 MB, 3.76 MB, 11.95 MB

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Killee, Millstreet and Doneraile Court, Co. Cork

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore