Sir Anthony Denny (b. 1925) and Tom Denny (b. 1956)
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Sir Anthony Denny (b. 1925) and Tom Denny (b. 1956)


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Track 1: Sir Anthony Denny discusses his grandfather’s cousin, Sir Robert Author Denny’s departure from Tralee and the loss of the family estates. Track 2: Tom Denny, son of Sir Anthony Denny, describes in detail some fragments, pieces of masonry from the old Tralee Castle, which have remained in the family. Track 3: The arrival of the Denny family in Tralee in the early 17th century and the destruction of the castle on three occasions Track 4: Sir Anthony Denny’s father and grandfather both served as Country Rectors, and their lives in Kerry are discussed, as is a visit to Churchill House in the 1960s. Track 5: Sir Anthony recalls his early life, his education and some stories told to him by his father about unrest in Dublin after the 1916 Rising. Track 6: Tom Denny recalls his ancestor – Rev Henry Denny. Track 7: Tom Denny reads some passages from the diary of his great grandfather, Rev Edward Denny, who was Rector in Ballyheigue. The family photograph album is also perused. Track 8: Further passages from Rev Edward Denny’s diary are read, and the family connection with the Fitzgeralds is discussed. Track 9: Sir Anthony and Tom Denny describe the character and personality of some of their ancestors featured in the family portraits, which are displayed in their English home. Track 10: Tom Denny reads from his grandfather’s diaries which provide great detail about a duel which took place in Oakpark, Tralee. Track 11: Sir Anthony Denny describes a gold thimble, dating from 1710, which was brought into the family by Lady Letitia Coningsby. Lady Arabella Denny is also recalled, and an old Tralee map is discussed. Track 12: The Trustee for the Denny family, Judge Day, is discussed, as is the English Agent in the 19th century. The agent in the early 20th century was William Denny, who is also recalled.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series


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48 hours

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The Denny family of Tralee, Co Kerry and its vicinity Part 1

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe