DESMOND Fitzgerald, the 29th and last Knight of Glin, who died recently, filmed an interview with ILoveLimerick.com shortly before he passed away.
His death, at the age of 74 and surrounded by his family, followed a serious illness. He was buried in Glin.
Over his lifetime, Desmond Fitzgerald, who inherited his title at the age of 12 in 1949k built up a national and international reputation for his in-depth knowledge of Irish art history and Irish decorative arts and architecture, He lectured widely on the subject and was co-author of several books.
He was a leading figure in the Irish Georgian Society but in Limerick he will be remembered best for his enthusiasm in helping to develop Glin as a tourist and heritage village - and for his interest in history.He is survived by his wife Olda, three daughters, son-in-law and five grandchildren.
Shortly before his death, the Knight of Glin was interviewed by Richard Lynch of ILoveLimerick.com - the video interview can be viewed on the Limerick Leader’s YouTube channel.