In this episode, the Hon. Edith Dillon Mahon gives an account of a 6 month residency in Dublin due to her father & mother’s work commitments that came to an end when grandpapa’s (Lord Clonbrock) health declines.
She then recounts eloquently on the last few years of his life before his death in 1893.
Edith’s story is read by Valerie Thornton
Whilst the Anglo-Irish gentry possessed country estates that gave them their noble title and economic wealth, nevertheless political responsibilities and affairs of state meant that they often took up residency for long periods of time in their town houses in Dublin or London. Leisurely pursuits from spas, bathing, theatre-going to attendance at the round of social balls were also responsible for their absence from their Irish country houses.