Neil Travers (b. 1935)
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Neil Travers (b. 1935)


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Track 1: Neil Travers describes his early life and his education. He recalls his grandparents, his father’s involvement in the Boer War and the First World War, and his later occupation. Track 2: His father, who was invalided out of the First World War. The burning of Timoleague House and the building of a new house on a nearby site. Track 3: Following his early education, he attended an agricultural college in England, before returning home. In 1965 he moved to Crosshaven after his marriage. Track 4: Taking over Timoleague House after his father’s death and being involved in market gardening. Track 5: His paternal grandfather, Spencer Travers, was killed by a bull on his farm, Neil recalls this tragedy and discusses farming practices on his grandfather’s farm. Track 6: His family’s connections, and their membership of the Cork County Club in the South Mall in Cork city. Track 7: A discussion on the town of Bandon, the Protestant community there and their persistence. Rural electricity came to Timoleague in 1937, and Neil explains its early arrival.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

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7.17 MB, 7.67 MB, 8.02 MB, 6.38 MB, 9.78 MB, 3.49 MB, 4.64 MB, 14.12 MB

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Timoleague House, Co. Cork

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore