Thom's Irish Who's Who/Plunkett, George Noble, Count


PLUNKETT, George Noble, Count; Commander of Order of the Holy Sepulchre; Cross of St. John of Lateran; Grand Cross of SS. Cyril and Methodius, Bulgaria (Holy See); F.S.A., M.R.I.A.; Pres. R.S.A.I.; Hon. Assoc. R.I.B.A.; F.R.S.L.: Barrister King's Inns, 1886. Educ.: Nice; Clongowes College; Dublin University, Prizeman in French language and literature, T.C.D.; Hon. Member of University Philosophical Society; Vice-President of Royal Irish Academy 1907-8 and 1911-14 and representative of Academy on Nobel Prize Committee for Literature; formerly Director of National Museum of Science and Art, Dublin; Hon. Academician of San Luca, and dei Virtuosi al Pantheon, Rome, and of the Belle Arti, Florence, and Hon. Professor of the Fine Arts; Corresponding Member of the Academie Royale d'Archeologie de Belgique, and of the Royal Society of Northern Antiquarians, Copenhagen; President, Society for Preservation of the Irish Language; President of Museums Association, 1911-12; Vice-Pres. of National Literary Society, Classical Association of Ireland, Celtic Congress (Brussels) Arts and Crafts Society of Ireland, the International Art Congress, etc.; Governor of the Royal Irish Academy of Music; Member of Techn. and Agricultural Committee, Dublin C.C.; of Kildare Archaeological Society; of American-Irish Historical Society, New York; of Association of Irish Artists; of Society of Painters in Tempera; of Société de l'Histoire de l'Art Francais, of Society Philologique of Amis de Paris; of Society of Authors; of British School at Rome; of Society of Roman Studies, and Hellenic Society: of Council, Dante Society (London); has given courses of lectures on the history of art, Irish archaeology, Irish painters, sculptors, architects, writers, etc.; Chairman Press Fund (Dublin); Associate, Institute of Journalists; Member of British International Association of Journalists. Pubns.: Sandro Botticelli, 1900; co-editor with Rev. Dr. Hogan, F.R.U.I. of The Jacobite War in Ireland, 1894; editor of M. Stoke's Early Christian Art in Ireland, 1911-1915; Pinelli, 1904, for the Dante Society; Architecture of Dublin (British Assoc. H.B., 1908); poems; many contributions to Irish literary collections and leading Irish journals and magazines; edited Hibernia, a review of literature and art, Dublin, 1882-83; eldest surviving son of late P. J. Plunkett, of Rathmines, Dublin; b. 1851; m. 1884, Josephine, dau. of late P. Cranny, of Muckross Park, Donnybrook, Dublin, and has issue living one son and four daus. Res.: 26 Upper Fitzwilliam Street Dublin. Club: Royal Societies, London.