Sir Charles Keane, 7th Baronet (b. 1949)
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Sir Charles Keane, 7th Baronet (b. 1949)


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Track 1: Sir Charles Keane discusses his background, his education and his career as an accountant. Track 2: His travels around Europe during his career. He was the first person to introduce farming groups to Ireland in the 1970s to promote the scientific growing of grain crops, working closely with Paddy O’Keeffe of the Farmers’ Journal. Track 3: Returning to Cappoquin in the 1980s. Track 4: He outlines the reduction in size of the estate over the years due to the Land Acts, and the loss of the tenancy. He also discusses the saving of the contents of the house. Track 5: Charles Keane recalls stories about his grandmother, Lady Eleanor, and the tendency for the older generation in the family to hold onto the ownership of the property. Track 6: The Irish Historic Houses Association and its membership. Cappoquin and its future are discussed.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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8.02 MB, 6.09 MB, 4.39 MB, 7.38 MB, 7.96 MB, 6.92 MB

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Cappoquin House, Co. Waterford

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore