Myles Ponsonby
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Myles Ponsonby


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Recording No: 200

Theme: Irish Country House

Interviewee: Myles Ponsonby
Date of Birth: 1941
Interview location: Oxfordshire, UK
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Series Title: 1922-2022: A Century of Change (part 2)
Date Recorded: 02/11/2020
Recording Length: 48:04 mins

Keywords: Myles Ponsonby 12th Earl of Bessborough; Vere Ponsonby 9th Earl of Bessborough; Governor General of Canada; Bessborough House Kilkenny burnt by IRA; 9th Earl moved to Stansted Park in England; Kildalton Agricultural College; Longfield family, Castlemary Estate, Cloyne, Co. Cork burnt by IRA; Family rebuilt old stables and remained; Irish peers in England; Historical resentment towards Anglo Irish families in Ireland; Never encountered personal resentment; Move to England following earlier Troubles in Ireland; Glebe House, Ballycotton purchased 1992

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

1922-2022 A Century of Change (part 2)

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Irish Country House

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe

Date Recorded


Location of Recording

Oxfordshire, UK