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David Bigham (b. 1938)

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Track 1: The Lansdowne Estates, and Derreen House are discussed and how the property came into the Bigham family in 1951 is explained by David Bigham. Track 2: Lord Lansdowne’s response to the Land Acts, the Land Wars and the Land Commission is discussed. Track 3: A collection of old family photograph albums is examined and discussed. Track 4: Lady Lansdowne, nee Hope, grandmother to David Bigham is recalled. Track 5: David Bigham discusses his parents, their English home and his own holidays in Derreen as a child. Track 6: Sporting life at Derreen in the past and in present times, is discussed. Track 7: Photographs of Derreen, showing the landscape, the gardens, furniture and secret passages are all discussed, as is smuggling in the area in the past. Track 8: The annual school feast which was organised by the Lansdownes in former times for the local schoolchildren is recalled. Track 9: The guests at Derreen over the years are recalled. Track 10: David Bigham discusses an old photograph showing well known gardener at Derreen, Danny Shea, posing with David’s grandfather. Track 11: Sailing at Derreen in the present time is discussed by David Bigham.

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Description

Track 1: The Lansdowne Estates, and Derreen House are discussed and how the property came into the Bigham family in 1951 is explained by David Bigham. Track 2: Lord Lansdowne’s response to the Land Acts, the Land Wars and the Land Commission is discussed. Track 3: A collection of old family photograph albums is examined and discussed. Track 4: Lady Lansdowne, nee Hope, grandmother to David Bigham is recalled. Track 5: David Bigham discusses his parents, their English home and his own holidays in Derreen as a child. Track 6: Sporting life at Derreen in the past and in present times, is discussed. Track 7: Photographs of Derreen, showing the landscape, the gardens, furniture and secret passages are all discussed, as is smuggling in the area in the past. Track 8: The annual school feast which was organised by the Lansdownes in former times for the local schoolchildren is recalled. Track 9: The guests at Derreen over the years are recalled. Track 10: David Bigham discusses an old photograph showing well known gardener at Derreen, Danny Shea, posing with David’s grandfather. Track 11: Sailing at Derreen in the present time is discussed by David Bigham.

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Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

7.07 MB, 3.98 MB, 2.72 MB, 2.69 MB, 9.22 MB, 6.25 MB, 6.44 MB, 7.37 MB, 1.43 MB, 6.92 MB, 6.12 MB, 4.72 MB

Number of files:

12

Product ID:

CDGH01-15

Subject:

Derreen House and Gardens, Lauragh, Co Kerry

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe

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