Tom Somerville (b. 1952)
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Tom Somerville (b. 1952)


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Track 1: Tom Somerville describes his early childhood holidays at Drishane with his grandparents. Track 2: His inheritance of Drishane House by Tom Somerville and its importance to him is explained by Tom Somerville. Track 3: Stories about Edith Somerville’s personality which have been passed down to him are discussed. Track 4: Memories of the loyal gardener Danny McCarthy, who worked for his grandfather and his father, are described. Track 5: Tom Somerville recalls his education, his love of history and his call to the Bar. Track 6: The shooting of his granduncle retired naval officer Boyle Somerville in 1936 is recalled. Track 7: The big houses in the area are discussed. Track 8: The Somerville family is deeply rooted in the area, and Tom Somerville provides his views on this. Track 9: Tom Somerville’s father, Christopher, inherited Drishane House in 1976, and a decision was made to open the gardens and the museum in the house to the public. Track 10: Two great employees at Drishane are remembered, namely Tom Driscoll and Jack O’Sullivan.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series


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48 hours

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2.77 MB, 1.78 MB, 4.03 MB, 3.32 MB, 2.03 MB, 3.71 MB, 4.94 MB, 7.27 MB, 6.25 MB, 3.10 MB

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Drishane House, Castletownshend, Co Cork

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