Maurice O’Connell (b. 1936)
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Maurice O’Connell (b. 1936)


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Track 1: Maurice O’Connell recalls the trip back to England from Malaya, via Capetown in 1942, when he was six years old. He also discusses his subsequent education in England, and his teaching career in Dublin. Track 2: Maurice O’Connell discusses his interest in politics, joining Fine Gael during his teaching career, his election for Fine Gael and the turbulent days during the 1960s. Track 3: The O’Connell’s of Kerry and the reasons why the family has thrived. Track 4: The O’Connell property at Lakeview House, Killarney, where Maurice O’Connell’s father Basil grew up is described. Track 5: Ballybeggan Castle, Tralee and the connection with the O’Connell family is discussed. Track 6: Maurice O’Connell recalls his grandfather’s service with the Royal Fusiliers.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series


128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

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16.97 MB, 18.31 MB, 11.18 MB, 10.18 MB, 4.73 MB

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Derrynane House, Derrynane, Co Kerry Part 2

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe