Charles and Mary Cooper

Charles and Mary Cooper


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Recording No: 4

The Landed Gentry in Ireland | Oral History Collection

Interviewee: Charles and Mary Cooper
Date of Birth: 1949 and 1952
Interview Location: Markree Estate, Co. Sligo
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Series Title: The Landed Gentry in Ireland Oral History Collection
Date Recorded: 20/7/2022
Recording Length: 1 hour 35 mins

Keywords: Markree Castle and its inheritance; architect Francis Johnson; county gentry families; survival at Markree Castle; fishing rights; introduction of salmon to Sligo rivers; the Cooper Fisheries Act; billeted during the Civil War; sale of Markree Castle; Deirdre Smithwick nee Cooper; family succession for 400 years

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The Landed Gentry in Ireland

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Markree Estate, Co. Sligo

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