Ted Newenham (b. 1924)
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Ted Newenham (b. 1924)


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Track 1: Ted Newenham traces back his family’s ancestors to 1680, with comments from his wife, Noelle (née Smyth). Track 2: Ted’s memories of growing up in the Big House. He describes the interior, the domestic staff members and the governesses at Coolmore House. Track 3: His schooldays at a public school in Shropshire. Enlisting in the army in 1942, and being invalided out the same year. A discussion on his brother’s time in the RAF during the war, and on his grandfather, who fought in the Boer War. Track 4: Taking over the management of Coolmore Farm during the war years, and a discussion on the family titles. Track 5: Being the second son, and the inheritance of the estate by his elder brother. Track 6: The purchase of a 50-acre farm in Donaghmore, near Blarney, and in 1954, managing a quarry at Castlemore. Track 7: The Troubles of 1916 – 1922, and the animosity towards the family. The Royal Cork Yacht Club, and his father’s membership. Track 8: He discusses his present business in market gardening at Rathcooney, Glanmire. Track 9: A discussion on how his business grew over the years, and the involvement of his family. Track 10: A discussion on his pastimes

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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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6.28 MB, 14.11 MB, 5.00 MB, 9.78 MB, 7.19 MB, 3.52 MB, 6.17 MB, 14.79 MB, 9.13 MB

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Coolmore House, Carrigaline, Co. Cork

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore