William Spring (b. 1940)
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William Spring (b. 1940)


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Track 1: Willie Spring recalls the earlier generations of the Springs of Ballyraymeen. Track 2: The first Spring house in the area was called Ballycrispin, and Willie Spring explains the Spring Rice connection Track 3: Willie Spring describes the village of Castlemaine in former times and the corn stores built by the Spring family. Track 4: Willie Spring explains that he is the fifth generation of the Spring family at Ballyraymeen, though the old house has been knocked down in recent times. Track 5: The maternal side of Willie Spring’s family, the Lyne family, is discussed. Also discussed is the great success of the Spring family in farm horse breeding over the generations. Track 6: The strength of the Catholic faith in the Spring family is recalled. Track 7: The connection with the Mason family is explored. Track 8: His neighbours, the Boyle family, and their entrepreneurial spirit are 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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13.17 MB, 5.49 MB, 8.96 MB, 19.80 MB, 3.97 MB, 6.98 MB, 13.81 MB

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Ballyraymeen and Ballycrispin Farms, Castlemaine, Co Kerry

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