Susan Perry (b. 1953)
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Susan Perry (b. 1953)


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Track 1: The Perry family history, and the burning of Newcastle House by the IRA. The family later lived at Birdhill House. The division of the estate by the Land Commission. Susan Perry was born in East Africa, where her parents were stationed. Track 2: Susan Perry recalls being a colonial child. Track 3: Stories about animosity towards her mother’s people, the Cleeve family of Co. Tipperary. Her family connections with Birdhill House and farm, and her parents’ relocation to Marlfield. Track 4: A story about her grand-uncle, who ran away to fight in the Boer War. Her great-grandparents’ house, Woodrooffe House, in Co. Tipperary. Track 5: Her memories of moving to the various places in which she lived, and her feelings on being the last of the Irish Perry line.

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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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14.20 MB, 3.82 MB, 5.10 MB, 6.92 MB, 10.87 MB

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Birdhill House, Co. Tipperary

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore