Stawell St Leger Heard (Part 1)
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Stawell St Leger Heard (Part 1)


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Track 1: Stawell Heard traces his ancestors, the Stawells of Coolmaine Castle and Kilbrittain Castle. Track 2: His great-great-grandfather, Alexander W.H. Heard (1808-1885) and a description of a painting of Coolmaine Castle. Track 3: The arrival of the Heards to the Bandon Bridge settlement. A discussion on family members who were involved in the First World War. Track 4: Stawell Heard reads from letters written by Michael Davitt to his grandfather Dr. Joseph Francis Duffy, in relation to the Land Wars in Ireland. Track 5: The sale of Coolmaine in 1925. A detailed description of the family connections with Kilbrittain and Coolmaine. Track 6: Growing up in Ballsbridge and Sandycove in Dublin. The family tradition of working in the banking business. Track 7: The two branches of the Heard family – Stawell Heard’s line came from Compass Hill in Kinsale. Track 8: His career in Lloyd’s Insurance, and settling in Mayfield. Track 9: His views on the landed gentry in Ireland. Track 10: Old family photographs of his ancestors. Track 11: The Plantation in West Cork.

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Great Houses of Ireland, second series


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48 hours

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Coolmaine Castle and Kilbrittain Castle, Co Cork

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore