Sir Adrian Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry (b. 1940)
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Sir Adrian Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry (b. 1940)


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Track 1: Sir Adrian Fitzgerald discusses the contemporary life of the Fitzgeralds and also his uncle’s involvement in World War II. Track 2: Sir Adrian Fitzgerald’s father Sir George Fitzgerald and his decision to stand for election in England in the 1970s. Sir Adrian’s own involvement in English politics is also discussed. His purchase of the boathouse at Glanleam in 1968, and the pleasure this brought him, is also discussed. Track 3: Ballinruddery, the homeplace of the Knight of Kerry in earlier times, is recalled. Track 4: The arrival of the Fitzgerald family in Valentia in 1790. Track 5: Sir Adrian Fitzgerald’s decision to convert to Catholicism in recent times is discussed. Track 6: The turbulent days of the early 20th century in Ireland are recalled, and Sir Adrian Fitzgerald gives his opinion on the reasons why so many large estates fell. Track 7: Sir Peter Fitzgerald of Glanleam and his tremendous support of the cable project at Valentia is recalled in greater detail. Track 8: Landlordism in earlier days and Sir Adrian Fitzgerald’s sense of place.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series


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48 hours

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5.98 MB, 5.59 MB, 4.40 MB, 10.86 MB, 1.27 MB, 14.11 MB, 6.52 MB, 2.13 MB

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Glanleam House, Valentia, Co Kerry Part 2

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