Nigel Everett (b. 1951)
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Nigel Everett (b. 1951)


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Track 1: Nigel Everett lives in the Borlin valley near Bantry, Co Cork, and he recalls his arrival there fifteen years ago with his family from France. He also discusses his vast interest in the gardens of the Derreen Demesne, in his early days in Ireland, about which he wrote a book in 2001. His Herbert family connections in Kerry are also discussed. Track 2: Nigel Everett discusses the background to his writing of books on the Bantry House Demesne and the Derreen Demesne. Track 3: A descriptive account of his great passion for gardens is given by Nigel Everett. Track 4: Ardnagashel Gardens originally owned by the Hutchins family, and some other great Kerry gardens are discussed. Track 5: The refusal by his Herbert relatives to discuss the pain they endured when they had to leave the country in the early part of the 20th century. Track 6: Nigel Everett believes, and explains his belief that landscapes shape people. Track 7: The British Colonial system as it affected his life as a child is recalled by Nigel Everett. Track 8: The builders of the great houses and demesnes invariably found the most advantageous locations for their homes, explains Nigel Everett, who also describes his own favourite demesne. Track 9: Nigel Everett explains his research methods and the sources he uses when writing his works.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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5.27 MB, 7.03 MB, 4.63 MB, 10.45 MB, 10.98 MB, 6.34 MB, 6.03 MB, 8.11 MB, 1.55 MB, 11.11 MB

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Derreen Demesne, Co Kerry

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe