"I came across your blog when searching for information about the Kennedys who formerly lived at Cultra Manor, now part of the Ulster Folk Museum.
My father was live-in caretaker at the Folk Museum from approximately 1961 till 1977, when he retired.
The resident caretaker position was not replaced.
It was an ideal childhood for two little girls.
I dimly remember meeting Miss Katherine Kennedy walking her dogs when we were small.
They were very fond of their dogs and horses, and had an animals’ graveyard outside the main graveyard complete with small, engraved headstones.
I also found the neglect and destruction of the rockery with beautiful old roses and rare trees very sad – it was once like a maze, with beautiful trees and plants around every corner.