John Leslie (b. 1924) and Ursula Leslie
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John Leslie (b. 1924) and Ursula Leslie


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Track 1: Ursula Leslie recalls her family background. She is a member of the O’Doherty family from Limerick city. Track 2: Ursula Leslie discusses her early career following her call to the Bar. Track 3: Ursula Leslie describes Tarbert House and the Leslie lands, and also discusses her husband John’s family background. Track 4: John Leslie inherited Tarbert House in 1952 and Ursula Leslie recalls the running of the farm in the early years, and her commuting back and forth from London where she worked. Track 5: Ursula Leslie discusses the Leslie ancestors, and John’s visits to Collis Sandes House in Tralee, where his aunts lived prior to its ownership by the Presentation Sisters, who used it as a novitiate. Track 6: Ursula Leslie explains John’s huge input into the lands at Tarbert. Track 7: Leisure activities enjoyed by people such as the Leslie family members in the late 19th century and early 20th century are discussed by Ursula Leslie who also talks about her own profession as a Barrister. Track 8: Many generations of the Leslie family lived at Tarbert House, and this long line of Leslies are recalled by Ursula Leslie. Track 9: The turbulent years of the early 20th century are recalled by Ursula Leslie, who provides the reasons why she feels the house survived intact. Track 10: Walter Leslie, father of John Leslie, was involved in setting up many Kerry Creameries. This track also includes a recording compiled with John and Ursula Leslie in 1995. John Leslie passed away in August 2000. During the recording John Leslie explains the history of Tarbert house and on a tour of the house, he describes the various rooms and furnishings.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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3.54 MB, 3.12 MB, 4.09 MB, 5.11 MB, 3.79 MB, 3.96 MB, 14.89 MB, 4.72 MB, 4.09 MB, 7.28 MB, 3.38 MB, 1.57 MB, 5.21 MB, 4.47 MB

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Tarbert House, Tarbert, Co Kerry

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe