Sir Nicholas Somerville and Richard Longfield
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Sir Nicholas Somerville and Richard Longfield


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Track 1: This recording was compiled at the home of Richard Longfield, who traces his family back to 1642. Track 2: His father’s time during World War II. Anecdotal stories of the Longfields in Longueville, and the long association of the family with Trinity College. Track 3: Sir Nicholas Somerville’s upbringing and education and his views on his English education. Track 4: Memories of his great-uncle Boyle Somerville and of his great-aunt Edith Somerville. Track 5: Reasons why the Somervilles survived the 1916-1922 period in West Cork. Track 6: Sir Nicholas joined the South Wales Borderers in World War II, and the Normandy Landings are recalled. His military career in Palestine in 1945. Track 7: His attitude to his Irish background. Track 8: Sir Nicholas’s title and its importance to him. His home in Castlehaven.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

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10.83 MB, 2.90 MB, 4.99 MB, 9.02 MB, 3.39 MB, 5.14 MB, 6.12 MB, 13.64 MB, 7.69 MB

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Castlemara House, Castlehaven, Co. Cork and Longueville House, Mallow, Co. Cork

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore