The only daughter of the fourth Earl of Dun-raven, Lady Ardee, before her marriage in 1908, was the inseparable companion of her father and mother on all their travels. She shares her father's enthusiasm for the sea and also for Ireland; in fact, so devoted is she to her native country that she does not care at all for the ordinary round of society life in London. Lord Ardee, too, who is the son and heir of the Earl of Meath, is very fond of yachting. He has, however, long served in the Grenadier Guards, and takes his soldiering seriously. Lady Ardee is also a fearless and graceful horse-woman, and at her father's lovely seat near Limerick - Adare Manor - has hunted a great deal. Here she also established a violet farm, which flourished exceedingly and became a recognised source of supply for the big markets, the climate of the Emerald Isle being peculiarly suitable for the cultivation of this fragrant flower.