Patience Fawsitt (née Conner (b. 1924)
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Patience Fawsitt (née Conner (b. 1924)


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Track 1: Memories of Patience Fawsitt’s young days, and leaving Mallow to come to Manch. Her father’s occupation as a District Judge. Track 2: A discussion on the portraits of her ancestors and her father’s service with the RFC in World War I. Track 3: The Troubles of 1916-22. Her father’s political views. Why Manch House was saved from burning. Track 4: Antiquarian Eoin ‘The Pope’ O’Mahony’s close friendship with the family. Her cousins, the Longfields, the Lucases and the Bowens, and the house she now lives in and its original owners are discussed. Track 5: Memories of the Economic War and a discussion on the maternal side of her family, the Purcells of North Cork. Track 6: Her maternal family, with comments from her sister Anne. Also, the North Kerry O’Connors who changed their name, and their arrival in West Cork.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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5.46 MB, 4.83 MB, 7.54 MB, 6.04 MB, 6.29 MB, 3.07 MB, 7.22 MB

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Manch House, Ballineen, Co. Cork

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore