Sir Josslyn Gore-Booth (b. 1950), Part 2
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Sir Josslyn Gore-Booth (b. 1950), Part 2


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Track 1: Sir Josslyn Gore-Booth recounts the background to the sale of Lissadell House in Co. Sligo, and the great responsibility which fell to him in making the decision to sell the property in 2003. Some historical family heirlooms which he decided not to sell with the property are mentioned. Track 2: Constance Gore-Booth’s relationship with her father during her youth at Lissadell, and her involvement with the local people, are discussed. Track 3: The Gore-Booth family connections with the British diplomatic service and Sir Josslyn’s involvement with charitable organisations are described. Track 4: Sir Josslyn’s strong attachment to Ireland and his ancestral roots are discussed. A clarification is provided of an inaccurate account relating to a ship which sank en route to Canada, having been funded by the Gore-Booth family during the Famine.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

The 1916 Rising Oral History Collections


128 kbps

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48 hours

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22.62 MB, 12.91 MB, 2.82 MB, 9.50 MB

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Gore-Booth, Constance – Countess Markievicz (Interviewee’s great-aunt)

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