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Thursday, 24 October 2013

The last Knight of Glin celebrated in new book

The Last Knight: A Celebration of Desmond Fitzgerald, by Robert O'Byrne, was launched yesterday evening in the City Assembly House on South William Street, Dublin.

Doing the honours was Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, who said: 'As President of the Irish Georgian Society, Desmond Fitzgerald, the 29th and last Knight of Glin, worked tirelessly to ensure a future for the country’s architectural heritage. As an architectural and art historian, he was among the first to recognise and celebrate the work of Irish artists and craftsmen, bringing this to the attention of an international audience. These memoirs celebrate his many diverse achievements prior to his death in September, 2011.'

The proceeds of this beautifully crafted book celebrating all aspects of Desmond Fitzgerald’s life will go towards the continued support of the Irish Georgian Society.

Published by Lilliput Press, the hardback costs €25.00.