15/09/11

15/09/2011 Minister Deenihan extends sympathy on the death of the Knight of Glin

Jimmy Deenihan TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht expressed his deepest sympathy earlier today (Thursday 15th September, 2011) on learning of the sad death of his friend Desmond Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin and President of the Georgian Society of Ireland last night.

Minister Deenihan said that his thoughts and wishes were with his wife Olda and his three daughters, Catherine, Nesta and Honor. “I knew the Knight personally and I can remember so well having wonderful informed conversations with him in his home.  He was always generous with his advice and kind in his remarks.”

“With his passing, the Irish Georgian Society and Ireland has lost one of its titans and greatest champions of the arts and heritage” added Minister Deenihan.

Ní bheith a leithid arís ann.

ENDS

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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