Nan Conner (b. 1926) (Part 1)
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Nan Conner (b. 1926) (Part 1)


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Track 1: Growing up in the 1920s and 1930s the various locations in which her family lived before their arrival at Manch. Track 2: The steward’s house at Manch, where Nan lives today, and a discussion on the out-buildings. Also, the original house, Connerville, and its fate, are described. Track 3: Why the Conners arrived in Manch from Carrigafoyle, North Kerry, and the size of the estate at that time. Track 4: The Encumbered Estate Act and its effects. The tenants on the land. Nan’s mother’s family, the Grahams in Scotland, and her paternal and maternal uncles and aunts are discussed. Track 5: Nan describes her father Henry’s career as a barrister, and his work as a District Judge. Track 6: Anecdotal stories about Nan’s time as farm manager, and her involvement in sport. Track 7: Her father’s return from World War I. Track 8: Her father’s membership of the Gentleman’s Cork County Club.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


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48 hours

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7.72 MB, 3.63 MB, 6.23 MB, 11.97 MB, 7.84 MB, 6.02 MB, 12.53 MB, 4.79 MB

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Manch House, Ballineen, Co. Cork

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore