Friday, 8 April 2011

Thady Wyndham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, the last Earl of Dunraven

Lord DunravenThady Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, 7th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl (born b. 27 October 1939) died on 25 March, 2011 at his home in Kilgobbin, County Limerick. His ancestors were the O’Quins, originally from the Barony of Inchiquin in County Clare who were driven from there by the O’Briens, legend has it over a game of cards. Thady Quin acquired the lands at Adare towards the end of the 17th century where he built a Quin manor. The O’Quins are one of the true Gaelic families surviving in the Irish peerage. As Thady Dunraven died without leaving a son, his titles died with him. A victim of polio, Thady Dunraven was a prominent disability rights campaigner. He was buried in Adair Manor cemetery.
Hundreds attend funeral of 7th Earl of Dunraven (Limerick Leader).
Obituary in the Irish Times.

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