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Mornington House

On Saturday 4th June I visited Mornington House and had the honour to meet with Warwick and Anne O’Hara.

As versus arriving in order to report, the invitation was to come for tea. I felt it only proper conduct to record my thoughts after my visit. I have of course interviewed Anne I believe three times now…. 😉

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At the point of my first interview with Anne O’Hara, I noted

Whilst there has been a house at Mornington since the early 17th century, it has been home to The O’Hara family since 1858. Steeped in history, this is to date, for me one of the most intriguing and most most probably the easiest and finest interviews I have ever done, in my life

This tree sits opposite the front door

Like I said in the audio, this is a home – not a [state owned] house. There is a big difference.

Anne O’Hara – Mornington House

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This morning I had the absolute honour to speak with Anne O’Hara, wife of Warwick O’Hara – who reside at Mornington House Co. Westmeath.

Whilst there has been a house at Mornington since the early 17th century, it has been home to The O’Hara family since 1858. Steeped in history, this is to date, for me one of the most intriguing and most most probably the easiest and finest interviews I have ever done, in my life.

As a podcast the final audio result is a little rough-er around the frills than I would have liked, but for me the content in this case is what makes it so very special. That said, as best as was feasibly possible I have left it unedited almost in its entirety – mainly as I simply loved, personally, listening to almost every second of it over and over again.

I laughed, smiled and almost cried, with laughter in some cases as Anne spoke quite frankly and passionately about her and Warwicks home. What you did not have the honour of was the almost 40 minute conversation that took place prior to this audio from which I intended to take some notes. Surprising, possibly, I took none and simply listened and smiled.

Links to Mornington House