“We in the Irish Georgian Society will sorely miss him and will find it hard to come to terms with his absence as he has been involved with the society since its early days and has been president for the last 20 years”, said its executive director, Donough Cahill. Reposing at Glin Castle on September 24, from 4pm to 6pm. He was awarded a doctorate of letters by Trinity College in 2002 and was elected as a member of the Royal Irish Academy. ''A passionate man, the Knight tirelessly worked for the future of Irish country houses, their contents, parks and gardens showing the way with the restoration of Glin Castle, and making it home to his collection of Irish paintings, furniture and the decorative arts,'' the society said in a statement. THE 29TH Knight of Glin, Desmond FitzGerald, the last heir to one of Ireland’s oldest hereditary titles, has died aged 74. With no male heir, Desmond FitzGerald was the last knight of Glin, a title dating to the 14th century. 1937) € 7.00 – € 15.00. Reposing at Glin Castle on September 24, from 4pm to 6pm. In 1975, he and his wife, Olda, moved back to Glin from London and spent decades scouring auction houses for the pictures, drawings and china that had been sold in leaner times. After his graduation, he worked for 11 years as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London before returning to Ireland. He was the author of many books and articles on landscape, gardens, painting, architecture and furniture. I first saw Desmond FitzGerald, Knight of Glin, who died last Thursday at the age of 74, at a meeting of the Irish Georgian Society in the old Hibernian Hotel during the 1960s. Together with Prof Anne Crookshank, he wrote the seminal study The Painters of Ireland (1978), which was later recast as Ireland’s Painters (2002). The Irish Georgian Society has confirmed that Desmond John Villiers FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin, passed away last night. Mr FitzGerald had been involved with the Society since its early days and had been President for the last 20 years. © RTÉ 2020. It said that his ''unique contribution to Irish scholarship, indicated by the depth and breadth of his academic output (books, catalogues, articles), is awe-inspiring. Family flowers only. Family flowers only. He also served on the boards the National Gallery of Ireland, the Irish Landmark Trust, the Castletown Foundation and the Irish Heritage Trust. For the best site experience please enable JavaScript in your browser settings, Manhunt under way after deadly 'terror attack' in Vienna, Ryanair's Michael O'Leary on testing passengers for Covid-19, Trump says he is 'going in' with lawyers as soon as US election ends, Turkey: Toddler pulled from rubble over 60 hours after earthquake, Six Nations champions England want to get better, says Itoje, Bonfires in Dublin: 'When I was growing up it was mad... we had ice cream truck in one', Demolition of Dublin’s ugliest building commences, How the myth of voter fraud is corroding America democracy, James Bond actor Sean Connery dies aged 90, Explore our guides to help you through the pandemic, Twenty-two ways supermarkets trick you into spending more money, Covid-19 cases ‘stubbornly’ high in Dublin as hopes of early easing of restrictions fade, Prosecution against former journalist for district court next month, Covid-19 and carbs: How coronavirus hides and attaches to cells, Vienna: At least two dead, several injured in ‘terror attack’ in city centre, Frequently asked questions about your digital subscription, Specially selected and available only to our subscribers, Exclusive offers, discounts and invitations, Explore the features of your subscription, Carefully curated selections of Irish Times writing, Sign up to get the stories you want delivered to your inbox, An exact digital replica of the printed paper, Legal bills eat up a third of motor injury settlements, data shows, Tourism Ireland boss Niall Gibbons ‘most influential’ Irish CEO on LinkedIn, What’s left of the social side?

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