The Hon. Desmond Guinness (b. 1931) (Part 1)
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The Hon. Desmond Guinness (b. 1931) (Part 1)


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Track 1: Desmond Guinness discusses his maternal family, the Mosleys, his education and military service with the Wiltshire Regiment. Track 2: Memories of his first visits to Ireland. His family connections in Ireland and his great interest in Georgian architecture. The setting up the Irish Georgian Society in 1958. Track 3: His time in Carton, and his travels around Ireland in the late 1950s and 1960s. Track 4: Saving Castletown House. Track 5: His views on the Land Commission, and on Kevin Boland, T.D. Track 6: His views on an Irish National Trust. Historical gardens in Ireland. Track 7: His published material. Track 8: The history of Leixlip Castle, its acquisition and restoration.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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10.25 MB, 1.66 MB, 6.79 MB, 3.13 MB, 10.09 MB, 12.50 MB, 2.97 MB, 14.02 MB

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Leixlip Castle, Co. Kildare

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore