Dermot Edwards (b. 1930)
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Dermot Edwards (b. 1930)


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Track 1: Dermot Edwards’ ancestor John Ernest Godfrey, the 6th Baronet, and the plans for mining in Castlemaine, Co Kerry. Track 2: Passages from the diaries of his mother Mary Constance ‘Molly’ referring to social events and the hobbies of his aunts. Track 3: The visitors to Bushfield House. Track 4: Letters from the Petits of Dunloe Castle in Kerry to his aunts, requesting them to look after the gardens there. Lismore town in the 1930s and 1940s, the premises and the proprietors. Track 5: His return to Lismore in 1952 to live with his mother, grandmother and two aunts, Dorothy and Ursula. The house was built for Sir John and Lady Godfrey in 1900. Track 6: The new families who came to Lismore and its vicinity in the 1940s. Track 7: His two aunts who trained and sold horses. Track 8: The financial decline of the Godfrey estate at Milltown, Co. Kerry. Sir John Godfrey’s work in managing the fishery for the Devonshires in Lismore along with managing the estate in Milltown, Co Kerry.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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3.77 MB, 4.54 MB, 13.12 MB, 17.69 MB, 6.14 MB, 6.58 MB, 6.64 MB, 9.50 MB

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Bushfield House, Lismore, Co Waterford

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore