Rosemary Purcell (née Ronan)
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Rosemary Purcell (née Ronan)


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Track 1: Rosemary Purcell peruses Purcell family portraits, and provides details of her own family, the Ronans of Cobh, Co Cork. Track 2: The inheritance of Burton Park is discussed. Track 3: Old Purcell family photographs are examined and described. Track 4: The connection between the Purcells and the Kerry O’Connells is described. Track 5: Rosemary Purcell recalls her marriage to John Purcell, and her arrival at Burton Park, where she has lived for 50 years. Track 6: Her first meeting with her future husband John Purcell is recalled by Rosemary Purcell, and the many house moves they undertook following their marriage. Track 7: The military tradition of the Purcell and Ronan families is discussed. Track 8: The Burton Park visitor’s book from 1919, the year of the marriage of her parents-in-law, is examined and some anecdotes relating to some of the guests are recounted. Track 9: The demesne at Burton Park and its maintenance is discussed. Track 10: The rooms at Burton Park and the fine furnishings are described. Track 11: The attic rooms at Burton Park are explored. Track 12: The nursery floor is visited.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series


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48 hours

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3.52 MB, 3.10 MB, 3.58 MB, 14.66 MB, 10.01 MB, 10.36 MB, 8.19 MB, 7.74 MB, 3.11 MB

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Burton Park, Churchtown, Co Cork

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