William Salter Townshend (b. 1918)
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William Salter Townshend (b. 1918)


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Track 1: William Salter Townshend provides the background details of the Salter family. Track 2: The marriage in 1939 in England of William Salter and Rosemary Townshend following their elopement. Track 3: The return to Castletownshend village in 1943, and his employment as an agricultural contractor there. Track 4: The move into the castle in 1946 and the continuation of the tourism business there is recalled by William Salter Townshend. Track 5: The management of the 600 acre farm at that time at Drishane is recalled. Track 6: Memories of Edith Somerville are described. Track 7: The occasion of the opening of the first creamery in the area is recalled. Track 8: The people and the businesses in Castletownshend in earlier days are remembered. Track 9: The big houses and the prominent families in the area are recalled. Track 10: The owning of the ground rents in Dingle, and their sale, is discussed.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series


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48 hours

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4.19 MB, 2.84 MB, 3.90 MB, 5.75 MB, 7.79 MB, 11.81 MB, 2.92 MB, 8.16 MB, 3.56 MB

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Castletownshend, Co Cork

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