John Desmond Oulton (b. 1921)
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John Desmond Oulton (b. 1921)


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Track 1: A discussion on the maternal side of John Desmond Oulton’s family, the Calverleys of Muxnaw Lodge, Kenmare. John Desmond’s earliest memories of holidaying in Kenmare and the introduction of the game of cricket there. Track 2: Early transport in the 1930s. Fishing rights to the Roughty River, and the Orpen family of Ardtully Castle. Track 3: Remembering Kenmare as it was in the 1930s. Track 4: A discussion on Clontarf Castle which was owned by the Vernon and the Oulton families. The furnishings and the family possessions within the castle, including the sword of Brian Boru. Recollections of life in the castle in former days. Track 5: A discussion on his father’s business in Dublin, Franks and Oulton, Solicitors, 19 Upper Mount Street, agents for the Vernon Estates. Track 6: His childhood memories of the Armitage family, and of visits to Dinish Island, South Kerry. Track 7: The suspension bridge in Kenmare is discussed, as are the Big Houses in the vicinity of Kenmare. Track 8: River and lake fishing in the locality. Track 9: His mother’s family, the Calverleys once lived at Oulton Hall, in Leeds, Yorkshire, and coincidentally, they married into the Oulton family.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


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48 hours

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7.83 MB, 7.05 MB, 7.40 MB, 7.28 MB, 19.77 MB, 8.58 MB, 3.77 MB, 8.59 MB, 5.66 MB

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Clontarf Castle, Dublin and Muxnaw Lodge, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore