Lord Harrington (Charles Stanhope), 12th Earl Harrington (b. 1945)
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Lord Harrington (Charles Stanhope), 12th Earl Harrington (b. 1945)


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Track 1: This recording was compiled at Drishane House, Castletownsend, Co. Cork. Charles Stanhope recalls the early part of his life, and travelling to boarding school in England He traces his ancestors. His father William’s experiences in the Second World War and his later life as a gentleman farmer after demobilisation. Track 2: A discussion on Dooneen House, which was originally owned by the Chute family of Tralee, and on Greenmount, now Limerick Racecourse. His marriage in 1966 and the purchase of a farm in Richmond. Track 3: Support of the Limerick Soccer Club. His involvement in horse racing and steeplechasing, the horses he rode and the venues at which he won races. Track 4: His most memorable race and an explanation of his name ‘Pete’. Track 5: The demolition of the old Dooneen House, and its replacement with a modern house, built to house the family possessions. Track 6: Being Anglo-Irish and what it means, and a discussion on the wars in which his ancestors fought. Holidaying in Cloghane in West Kerry. Track 7: His nanny, Margaret Kerry, whom he regarded as his substitute mother. Track 8: Anecdotal stories about his Kerry cousins, the Chutes and the Blennerhassetts.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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5.55 MB, 3.69 MB, 4.69 MB, 7.33 MB, 2.15 MB, 6.66 MB, 4.34 MB, 3.09 MB

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Dooneen House, Co. Limerick

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore