Collection: The Glin Papers

Collection DescriptionThe Knights of Glin are a Geraldine family whose title can be traced back to Sir John FitzJohn or Seán Mór na Sursainge who lived ca. 1260, and whose grandfather, Maurice FitzThomas had been granted the barony of Shanid, near Glin. The Glin Papers, unfortunately, do not reflect the long history of the family, as many of the older documents were allegedly burnt in a tantrum by the apt nick-named ‘Cracked Knight’ or John Fraunceis Eyre FitzGerald, 25th Knight of Glin. They date from 1800 onwards. [University of Limerick Special Collections and Archives]
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Repository: University of Limerick Special Collections and Archives

Repository NameUniversity of Limerick Special Collections and Archives
AddressGlucksman Library University of Limerick Limerick City
EircodeV94 T9PX
Telephone(061) 213-158
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