George Buckley (b. 1934) and Bill Buckley (b. 1935) (Part 1)
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George Buckley (b. 1934) and Bill Buckley (b. 1935) (Part 1)


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Track 1: George and Bill Buckley’s grandfather came from Crosshaven in 1896 to work as a gamekeeper at Doneraile Court. Track 2: Their grandfather’s time in the First World War. Track 3: A story about Richard Buckley, their uncle, who worked for the St Legers. Comments by Bill’s wife, Olive. Track 4: George, their grandfather, is described in relation to his character and his responsibilities. The workforce who kept the estate going. Olive (a cousin of the Buckleys and also Bill’s wife) discusses her grandmother, who travelled the world as a governess with British Army families. Track 5: The decline of Doneraile Court and the great loyalty and pride in the estate felt by the staff who worked there, who got a work pension from the Donerailes. Track 6: The Buckley family’s involvement with the local community. Track 7: Buying a farm in Ballydineen. Track 8: Their passion for cattle-dealing at fairs. Track 9: The rearing of cattle in the old days as compared with the present. Olive’s role as a lay preacher in the Church of Ireland.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


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48 hours

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5.08 MB, 8.21 MB, 7.10 MB, 7.38 MB, 7.43 MB, 8.90 MB, 6.62 MB, 13.94 MB, 5.52 MB

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Doneraile Court, Doneraile, Co. Cork

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore