Honoria Allison (neé Magill) (b. 1920)
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Honoria Allison (neé Magill) (b. 1920)


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Track 1: Honoria Allison’s connection to Churchtown House, which originally belonged to the Blennerhassetts, who were her cousins. Memories of her childhood visits there every summer. Track 2: The long journey in the 1920s from Berkshire to Beaufort. The family connections to the Fitzgerald and the Sandes families. Her father’s business as a shipping insurance broker. Track 3: A discussion on her uncles and cousins, who were involved in both World Wars. Her visits to the Castle Hyde Estate in North Cork, where her Aunt Frances lived. Track 4: Remembering the local people in the 1920s and 1930s in Kerry, and visiting the Kenmares in Killarney. A discussion on the 1916-1922 period. Track 5: The domestic staff and the farm workers at Churchtown, and a discussion on the disadvantages of entailment. Track 6: Killarney town before World War II, and a discussion on where the Magills originated. Track 7: White Cottage in Berkshire, a medieval building where Honoria now lives.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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9.58 MB, 12.44 MB, 8.68 MB, 9.75 MB, 5.89 MB, 9.26 MB, 6.62 MB

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Churchtown House, Beaufort, Co. Kerry

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore