Herbert Gow (b. 1934)
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Herbert Gow (b. 1934)


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Track 1: John Herbert Gow discusses his work on the farm at Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co Limerick. Track 2: Three generations of the Gow family have worked the land at Glenstal, being stewards for the Barrington family in earlier days. Track 3: John Herbert Gow’s father Alick married Kathleen Blennerhassett from Culleenybeg, Beaufort, and John talks about her family. Track 4: The famous tune composed by Neil Gow in the 19th century ‘The Masons’s Apron’ is discussed. Track 5: The two Blennerhassett families of Culleenybeg and Culleenymore are discussed, and the tragic events which occurred during the Civil War are remembered. Track 6: Photographs of the Barrington family of Glenstal are examined and discussed by John Gow. Track 7: Accounts kept by John Gow’s grandfather, who was steward to the Barringtons at Glenstal Castle in the 1880s are discussed. Track 8: Willie Gow, John Gow’s son, who was Head Farm Manager at the Fota Estate in Cork is remembered. Also discussed is a Barrington estate wage book.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series


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48 hours

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3.54 MB, 5.25 MB, 2.67 MB, 3.21 MB, 11.52 MB, 8.91 MB, 18.79 MB, 3.46 MB

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The Blennerhassetts of Beaufort, Co Kerry

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