Christopher Gaisford St Lawrence (b. 1930)
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Christopher Gaisford St Lawrence (b. 1930)


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Track 1: Background in England and, on the death of his uncle, inherited Howth Castle Estate, at the age of 25. Track 2: Recalled in detail the dairy at Howth, the quality of the milk, the herdsmen, the mode of transport used to supply the milk locally and the area supplied. Track 3: The development of a golf course in 1973, the first municipal golf course in Ireland. Memories of his late wife Penelope Crewe. Track 4: Recalled the family’s ownership of Baldoyle Racecourse and his days stewarding there. Track 5: Discussed ground rents in the last century, and the right of estate tenants to buy their land. The sale of a portion of the farmland, in order to retain the estate’s viability.

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Audio series:

Fingal (north Dublin), second series


96 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

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5.47 MB, 19.14 MB, 9.85 MB, 10.60 MB, 15.52 MB

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Howth Castle

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore