Egerton Shelswell White (b. 1933)
10.0015.00 Select options

Egerton Shelswell White (b. 1933)


Want unlimited access to the Irish Life and Lore Oral History Archive? Subscribe by purchasing Gold Subscription, Silver Subscription or Bronze Subscription!

Track 1: Egerton Shelswell White provides a brief history of the White family, and their travels since the 19th century. Track 2: The purchase of the house from the Hutchins family by the Whites, who came from Whiddy, and the laying out of the gardens is explained. Track 3: The lands owned by the White family during the 19th century. Track 4: Egerton Shelswell White explains details of his earliest memories, including the billeting in the house by the army during the Emergency. Track 5: Egerton recalls the character and personality of his grandmother. He also recalls his mother and the reasons why the family title was dropped. Track 6: His life from 1965-1979 in America is discussed by Egerton Shelswell White. Track 7: His return to Bantry House and the challenges he faced in running the house, which was open to the public. Track 8: The Civil War years are discussed and Egerton explains that Bantry House was billeted by the Free State Army for use as a hospital. Track 9: The threats made against his father Jeffrey in 1949, and the insecurity felt by the whole family as a result. Track 10: The turbulent and tragic years for his family during the 1960s are recalled by Egerton Shelwell White. Track 11: The opening of Bantry House for music festivals is discussed. Track 12: Egerton Shelswell White describes his real sense of place, and the integration of the family into the locality.

Additional information



Audio series:

Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series


128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

2.87 MB, 3.43 MB, 1.72 MB, 4.25 MB, 1.93 MB, 1.01 MB, 2.90 MB, 4.00 MB, 3.96 MB, 1.71 MB, 5.76 MB, 5.49 MB, 4.03 MB, 10.92 MB

Number of files:


Product ID:



Bantry House, Bantry, Co Cork

Recorded by: