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Statement on the death of Desmond Guinness

Date: Sat 22nd Aug, 2020 | 10:30

“The news of the death of Desmond Guinness will have brought great sadness to all those who value Ireland’s art, architecture and heritage.

Through initiatives such as the Irish Georgian Society, the Iveagh Trust and the Kildare Archaeological Society, Desmond Guinness has left a legacy that addressed the neglect of Ireland’s architectural heritage and brought a new era of appreciation and active championing by many of our country’s great national heritage.

To his family and friends, Sabina and I send our deepest condolences and our expression of thanks for his work for Irish heritage.”