Lord Gerald Monteagle (b. 1926)
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Lord Gerald Monteagle (b. 1926)


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Track 1: Lord Gerald Monteagle discusses his family background, and his ancestors. Track 2: Mount Trenchard, and his grandfather’s love of the place is recalled by Gerald Monteagle. Track 3: The relationship between the Spring-Rice and Fitzgerald families is explained. Track 4: Gerald Monteagle explains the circumstances surrounding the family’s move to Glanleam during the Emergency period. Track 5: The long journey from Valentia to his English boarding school is described by Gerald Monteagle. Track 6: His father, Charles, his great interest in Irish politics, and his involvement with the Irish Tourist Board in the 1940s is recalled by Gerald Monteagle. Track 7: Gerald Monteagle’s schooling at Harrow, and his later education in Rathfarnham, Dublin during the war years is discussed. Track 8: Family photographs are examined and discussed. Track 9: The flying boats at Foynes are illustrated in photographs, and the visit by Sean Lemass to Foynes is recalled. Track 10: Gerald Monteagle now resides at Stradbally, Co Waterford, and he discusses the family portraits which he brought from the beloved house in Valentia when it was sold. Track 11: Gerald Monteagle discusses his father’s first cousin, Mary Spring Rice who took part in the Howth gun running in 1916.

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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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2.75 MB, 1.95 MB, 5.35 MB, 3.00 MB, 2.81 MB, 4.70 MB, 7.01 MB, 29.77 MB, 12.64 MB

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Glanleam, Valentia, Co Kerry. Mount Trenchard, Foynes, Co Limerick Part 1

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