Hilda Elizabeth Jameson (née Butler) (b. 1932)
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Hilda Elizabeth Jameson (née Butler) (b. 1932)


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Track 1: Elizabeth ‘Bunty’ Jameson’s background and her young days growing up in Waterville are discussed. Her father’s service in the Royal Irish Hussars in the World Wars I and II. The estate staff who worked at Waterville House. Track 2: A discussion on the cable station at Waterville, and what it meant to the village. Her father’s return from World War I. Track 3: Her own career and her marriage. The dividing up of the Waterville Estate. Track 4: The Emergency period in the locality. The generation of electricity for the house. High seas and bad weather. A discussion on the Church of Ireland community in the Waterville area. Track 5: Stories about her experiences travelling to and from boarding school in England. Recalling the transport of sheep to the islands once owned by her family. Memories of the Butler Arms Hotel in Waterville. Track 6: Old photographs, and recalling the visitors to the village over the years. The loyalty felt by the estate staff to her mother while her father was away at war.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

12.08 MB, 7.05 MB, 11.88 MB, 9.54 MB, 14.24 MB, 8.74 MB, 12.50 MB

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Waterville House, Co. Kerry

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore