Philippa Dacres Dixon (née Spicer) (b. 1933)
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Philippa Dacres Dixon (née Spicer) (b. 1933)


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Track 1: The recording was compiled at the Old Rectory in Ballyhooly. Philippa Dacres Dixon talks about her young days in England and, from 1946, in Carnew Castle, Co. Wicklow. Her family connections with the Listowels are discussed. Track 2: Convamore House, Ballyhooly and the Listowel ancestors who lived there. Track 3: The division of the estate by the Land Commission, and The Old Rectory, where she now lives. Track 4: A self-portrait of Victoria, daughter of Lord Listowel is discussed, along with the visit of the Prince of Wales, Prince Edward, to Convamore. Track 5: Her own background, her colonial parents, and her father’s position at The Curragh during the First World War. Her late husband Anthony, his army career and the move the Rectory, Ballyhooly, after his death. Track 6: Her artistic skill is discussed and the visitors’ book from Carnew Castle is examined. Track 7: The Church of Ireland churchyard in Ballyhooly. The Listowels’ mausoleum and the memorial plaques on the church wall. Track 8: Her sister Anne, who married Charles Hamilton of Hamwood Court, Dunboyne. Track 9: A discussion on the Spring and the Graham families.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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2.57 MB, 6.45 MB, 4.14 MB, 3.15 MB, 6.92 MB, 7.89 MB, 9.31 MB, 4.55 MB, 20.08 MB

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Convamore House, Co. Cork and Carnew Castle, Co. Wicklow

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore