Hugh Sherrard (b. 1931) (Part 1)
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Hugh Sherrard (b. 1931) (Part 1)


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Track 1: Hugh Sherrard’s background is discussed. The purchasing of the Maryborough Estate in the 1880s and moving from Castlelyons. A discussion on family titles. Track 2: The entailment of the family estate to his father Dermot from his grandfather Thomas. The mechanisation of the farm. The family’s disapproval of Eamon de Valera. Track 3: A discussion on his own education, and the running of a 125 acre farm in Ballynoe, North Cork. An account of the Maryborough Estate in Douglas, its size, the quality of the land, and the people who worked there. The main suppliers of milk in Cork city in earlier days. The Troubles in 1922 and 1923. Track 4: Life in Maryborough during the Emergency period. Track 5: A discussion on his uncle G.O Sherrard, who was a well-known horticulturalist, radio presenter and columnist in The Irish Times. Track 6: The village of Douglas is discussed, as well as the sale of the estate in 1996, and the move to Lissarda House. His great-great grandfather William’s time in Trinity College is recalled.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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14.35 MB, 7.16 MB, 12.05 MB, 12.11 MB

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Maryborough House, Cork

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore