Henry ‘Hal’ Chavasse (b. 1933) (Part 2)
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Henry ‘Hal’ Chavasse (b. 1933) (Part 2)


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Track 1: Henry ‘Hal’ Chavasse discusses the Ussher family history. Track 2: At the stable-yard, he speaks about the outbuildings, and about the first house built on the estate. Track 3: At the cattle yard, he recalls the farmhand who worked there, and the entrances to the estate. Track 4: The original house, built in 1800, the ancient trees which stood by, and the man-made lake on the estate. Track 5: In the 1850s water was pumped to operate the water wheel on the estate, and this is discussed. Track 6: The woodland and the turbine house, the walled garden, and the tower house, occupied by the Ussher family. Track 7: Henry’s early memories of going to Connemara, where the family had a summer house on a lake island. Track 8: The replacement house built on the estate in 1875. Track 9: The old roadways that surround the estate, the lawn tennis-court and the terraced garden.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


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48 hours

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6.41 MB, 6.29 MB, 4.59 MB, 4.77 MB, 7.94 MB, 13.52 MB, 7.00 MB, 10.83 MB

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Cappagh House, Co. Waterford

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore