I was very fortunate to interview an interesting lady such as Pauline Hickie, who had so much knowledge about the Hickies’ family tree. Pauline drove me to the old estate, Slevoir, once owned by the Hickies. While walking around the grounds of this magnificent estate, she recounted many stories about the life of the gentry and recalled her own people, the Phillipses. Her father was in the Indian Police Force and she told me about the marriage of her great-grandfather-in-law to a Spanish lady in 1873. Slevoir house was then restored to the magnificent building it is today. It was also most interesting to discover the Hickie connection with North Kerry.