Mrs Barbara Eustace-Duckett



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Death of Mrs Barbara Eustace-Duckett

Written by Michael Purcell

The death of Mrs Barabra Eustace-Duckett took place at her home in Castlemore, after a long illness. Daughter of the late Major and Mrs Hall, Kellistown, deceased was a member of the Carlow Hunt for many years. On the death of her mother last spring, she was unanimously appointed Master of the Carlow Hunt. Her interests were not confined to hunting. She was one of the foremost breeders in the country of Labrador Retrievers and the prefix "Castletown" was well known not only in Ireland but also in Great Britain, Canada and the U.S.A. She was also secretary of the Retriever Field Trials Association and acted as a judge on many occasions. She is survived by her husband Mr. Oliver Hardy Eustace-Duckett, her daughters, Mrs O' Lambert, New Ross; Mrs K. Carvill, Castlemore and her sister Mrs J. Alexander, Milford, Carlow.

Source: Nationalist and Leinster Times December 1965. Transcribed by Michael Purcell

Message from Robert Browne-Clayton, January 2010. to Michael Purcell

Dear Mike,

Many thanks for the two articles about my Grand Mother and the school and about Mrs. Hall. I never met my Grand Mother as she died before I was born but I know she died in agony from cancer, refusing any medication as she was a Christian Scientist. Mrs. Hall I remember very well, a great friend of the Browne-Claytons as were her daughters. My sister Magda and I were terrified of her with her booming voice in the hunting field. If we overtook her on our pony, she would yell at us to stop and we would be roundly admonished, particularly if we had taken a fence before her.

Again many thanks.
With best wishes, Robbie.

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