John Knightly
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John Knightly


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Track 1: John Knightly discusses the religious orders in Miltown in the 19th century, one of which was introduced by the Godfrey family Track 2: The military careers of the Godfrey family are discussed by John Knightly. Track 3: The general misconception in Ireland about the reasons why the estate owners left Ireland in the early 20th century is explained. John Knightly also discusses the Economic War of the 1930s. Track 4: The income and financial outgoings of the Godfrey family are examined. Track 5: Old images of the Godfrey family are examined, beginning with a portrait of Sir John Godfrey, the original Godfrey to arrive in Kerry. Track 6: Helen Gertrude Godfrey, who was aunt to Miss Phyllis Godfrey, was the first woman in Ireland to own a car. The interior of Kilcolman Abbey is recalled through old photographs. Track 7: Plantation on the Kilcolman Estate is discussed, as are artefacts which still exist from the demesne. Track 8: John Knightly recalls May Ruth and her interesting life, while examining her photograph taken during World War I, when she was working as a nurse. Track 9: A photograph taken in 1926 during the harvest festival staged by Sir John Ernest Godfrey annually at Kilcolman, is examined and discussed. Track 10: The passing on of Lady Godfrey at the age of 102 in December 2010 is recalled by John Knightly Track 11: May Ruth of Callinafercy and the connection with the Day family of Reenallen, Valentia is discussed. Track 12: The titled families of Kerry are listed by John Knightly.

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Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series


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48 hours

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The Godfrey Estate Part 2