Elsie Hunt (b. 1924) and Joan Hunt (b. 1923)
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Elsie Hunt (b. 1924) and Joan Hunt (b. 1923)


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Track 1: Tracing the Maunsells, who lived in Finnitterstown for many generations, and the Hunt sisters’ father Herbert who inherited the property. Elsie took over the running of the farm in 1948. Track 2: Living the life of a country lady in the sporting world. Track 3: The village of Adare, and the gentry families who lived in and around it. Track 4: The sale of the property in 1987 and the move to the Steward’s House in Adare. Track 5: Stories about the original farm of 600 acres in Askeaton, and their earliest memories of that place. Track 6: The purchasing of cattle at fairs in Co. Clare by Herbert (Bertie) Hunt, and in later years by Elsie. The transportation of the livestock on the West Clare Railway and the people to whom they sold the cattle. Track 7: The staff and the workforce at Maunsell House. Track 8: Elsie recalls being ill at an early stage of her life. The Church of Ireland community in Adare is discussed and the purchase of land by the Land Commission. Track 9: Stories about the West Clare Railway and holidays in Kilkee.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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9.01 MB, 12.24 MB, 7.30 MB, 5.23 MB, 7.28 MB, 11.14 MB, 9.72 MB, 9.99 MB, 5.04 MB, 8.48 MB

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Maunsell House, Finnitterstown, Adare, Co. Limerick

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore