Valerie Bary (b. 1921)
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Valerie Bary (b. 1921)


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Track 1: Valerie Bary recalls her childhood in New Zealand, and her McCarthy Mór maternal grandmother. Track 2: In 1952 Valerie Bary, along with her husband and daughter, arrived in Ireland from New Zealand. Track 3: Valerie Bary recalls her very first visit to Kerry, and the information which her grandmother McCarthy Mór in New Zealand had given her about her Kerry family during her childhood and early adulthood. Track 4: Valerie Bary recalls her first meeting with Sir William and Lady Godfrey while staying at their Inch home, which was once a Blennerhasset house. Track 5: The carving up of the Kilcolman estate, by the Land Commission, and the clearance of woods are discussed by Valerie Bary. Track 6: Some of the domestic staff at Kilcolman are recalled by Valerie Bary. Track 7: Visits to Callinafercy and long conversations with May Ruth are remembered. Track 8: Valerie Bary explains her family connections with the Godfreys. Track 9: Family connections with Elizabeth Lady O’Connell are explored by Valerie Bary. Track 10: Valerie Bary recalls the great character and personality of May Ruth of Callinafercy. Track 11: The Leeson Marshall family had lived at Callinafercy since 1861, and Valerie Bary explains the many changes which have occurred on the estate since that time. Track 12: Valerie Bary describes the circumstances of her decision to live at Callinafercy. Track 13: The history of the Callinafercy estates is explored. Track 14: Life as it is now lived at Callinafercy.

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Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series


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48 hours

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Callinafercy House, Co Kerry

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