Lord Ashtown, (Roderick Trench) 8th Baron Ashtown (b. 1944) (Part 1)
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Lord Ashtown, (Roderick Trench) 8th Baron Ashtown (b. 1944) (Part 1)


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Track 1: The Trench family and the reasons why they came to Ireland. The acquisition of Woodlawn Estate near Ballinasloe. How the properties at Sopwell Hall and Ballingarry came into the Trench family. Track 2: A discussion on the Ashtown title. Track 3: The marriages and the movements of his ancestors. Track 4: The Ashtowns at the end of the 19th century, their debts and their unpopularity at that time. Track 5: Claiming compensation from the Government for the damage caused to Woodlawn House during the Troubles. A discussion on Roderick Trench’s ancestor’s bankruptcy in 1912. The 3rd Lord Ashtown was the only Irish representative to be dismissed from the House of Lords. Track 6: The 3rd Baron left following a threat from the IRA, but returned six months later to live in Ireland until his death in 1946. Track 7: The title after 1947. Track 8: Roderick Trench’s father, Sir Nigel Trench, a British diplomat, and his inheritance. Roderick Trench’s own inheritance of the title, and of what remains of the family records.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


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48 hours

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1.56 MB, 13.26 MB, 8.82 MB, 4.14 MB, 8.43 MB, 3.72 MB, 11.63 MB, 12.22 MB

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Woodlawn Estate and Garbally Estate, Galway, Castle Oliver, Limerick, Sopwell Hall, Tipperary and Glenaheiry Co Waterford

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore