Desmond FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin (b. 1937)
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Desmond FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin (b. 1937)


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Track 1: A discussion on the publishing of ‘The Knights of Glin: Seven Centuries of Change.’ The late Desmond FitzGerald’s passion for family history as a young boy. Track 2: His background, education and travels. The formation of the Irish Georgian Society with Desmond Guinness. Track 3: His eleven years in the Furniture and Woodwork department of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and his prolific writings on Irish furniture and houses. Track 4: Returning to Glin Castle after his step-father died, with his wife Olda. Glin Castle as a country house for guests, and improving the farming there. Division of part of the estate in the 1920s by the Land Commission. Track 5: An attempt in 1923 by the local IRA to torch the house. Track 6: His relationship with local people. Track 7: His drive to save some of the 18th century Irish country houses. Track 8: His work with Sothebys and Christies as a valuer. Track 9: The rejuvenation of the inner city in Limerick and Dublin. Coming to the end of an era as the 29th Knight of Glin.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


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48 hours

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8.67 MB, 11.19 MB, 8.86 MB, 11.40 MB, 2.64 MB, 11.69 MB, 13.27 MB, 5.24 MB, 3.99 MB

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Glin Castle, Glin, Co. Limerick

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore