Veronica Rowe (née Hardy) (b. 1930)
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Veronica Rowe (née Hardy) (b. 1930)


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Track 1: Veronica Rowe’s family background, her grandmother Florence Arnold, and her grandfather, Robert Vere O’Brien. Florence’s interest in Limerick lace and the setting up of a lace school in Limerick in 1889. Track 2: Veronica’s inheritance of a box of Limerick lace, which had belonged to her grandmother. Track 3: Her grandmother started a small embroidery school in Clare, and the also set up a fund for the ex-servicemen of Co Clare. Veronica’s mother, Jane O’Brien, who set up the second I.C.A guild in Ireland in 1912. Track 4: Dartfield Loughrea the home of Veronica’s father. A discussion on the Land Commission’s purchase of the house and farm in Walterstown, near Crusheen, where Veronica was born and grew up. Track 5: Working as a textile designer with Gaeltarra Eireann at Kilcar. Track 6: Her first job, working in Avoca, Co Wicklow in a small hand-weaving firm, and her involvement in setting up a guild for weavers in Ireland.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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15.46 MB, 9.77 MB, 9.22 MB, 29.62 MB, 8.85 MB, 11.78 MB

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Walterstown House, Co. Clare

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore