Maurice O’Connell (b. 1936)
10.0015.00 Select options

Maurice O’Connell (b. 1936)


Want unlimited access to the Irish Life and Lore Oral History Archive? Subscribe by purchasing Gold Subscription, Silver Subscription or Bronze Subscription!

Track 1: Maurice Hugh Ricardo Ross O’Connell explains the origins of his own name, and the family genealogy from Derrynane to the present day. Track 2: Maurice James O’Connell, who was Maurice O’Connells’ great-great grandfather, is recalled. Track 3: Morgan O’Connell, grandfather of Maurice O’Connell, and his wife, Mary Pauline Hickie, are remembered. Track 4: His grandmother Mary Pauline Hickie and her siblings are recalled. Track 5: The Hickie family’s military career in World War I is discussed. Track 6: Anecdotes about his grandfather Morgan O’Connell are told by Maurice O’Connell. He also discusses his father Basil O’Connell and his naval experiences in World War II. Track 7: Maurice O’Connell was born in Malaya in 1936 where his father was Chief of Police. He discusses his memories of being a colonial child and the effects of Pearl Harbour on the family. Track 8: His views on colonialism are provided by Maurice O’Connell.

Additional information



Audio series:

Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series


128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

6.91 MB, 2.87 MB, 2.61 MB, 4.41 MB, 7.59 MB, 10.29 MB, 5.40 MB, 14.81 MB

Number of files:


Product ID:



Derrynane House, Derrynane, Co Kerry Part 1

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe