Nancy Molloy (b. 1931)
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Nancy Molloy (b. 1931)


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Track 1: Nancy Molloy is a native of Callinafercy, and she describes her upbringing and her first job at the age of fifteen, as a member of the Kilcolman domestic staff in 1945. Track 2: Memories of Lady Godfrey, and of her great love of gardening are recalled by Nancy Molloy. Track 3: The domestic staff quarters at Kilcolman Abbey are described while examining old photographs. Track 4: An anecdote about an occasion when Nancy Molloy was cleaning the silver is recalled, as are the guests who would stay at the house. Track 5: Nancy Molloy remembers the loyalty of the staff to Phyllis Godfrey, and their confidentiality. Track 6: Nancy Molloy reads from the diaries about her time in Kilcolman which she wrote while living in England to where she emigrated in the 1950s. Track 7: The great work of Michael Carey, the farm manager at Kilcolman, is remembered and Nancy Molloy tells a fine story about snaring rabbits and Phyllis Godfrey’s response to the situation.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series


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48 hours

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4.89 MB, 5.22 MB, 2.53 MB, 2.45 MB, 2.63 MB, 1.84 MB, 1.57 MB, 1.58 MB, 3.46 MB, 6.58 MB, 6.37 MB

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Kilcolman Abbey

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