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Peter F Durnin, KC*SG, KM, GCHS, "Rosaire", Moneymore, Drogheda, Co Louth. A92 RF6F



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1871 - 1945. Born in Paris. M a r q u e s Valentine Emmanuel Patrick, B.-fe-Lettres Univ. of Paris; Chamberlain of Honour to Leo X111 1893, and Privy Chamberlain, 1895: hereditary Roman Marquess, 1896; Vice-President of International Scientific Congreases of Catholics at Fribomg, 1897, and Munich, 1900; Envoy Extraordinary of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre to the Crown Prince of Belgium, 1900; Privy Chamberlain to Pius X., 1904 (resigned office, 1909); one of the Apostolic Legation to Ireland for the consecration of Armagh Cathedral, 1904 ; one of the special delegation for the reception of diplomatic missions on the occasion of Pius X's Jubilee 1908 ; Inspecting Officer, Irish National, Volunteers for Co. Kerry, 1914, arrested and interned for three years; has Cross Pro Ecclessia et Pontifice; Fellow R.S.A.I. Author of a volume on the International Scientific Congress of Catholics at Brussels, 1895; volumes and pamphlets on the diplomatic relations between Portugal and the Holy See and Montenegro and the Holy See ; many pamphlets and articles in English, French, Italian, and Spanish;He was a member of the Irish delegation to the fourth and fifth Assemblies of the League of Nations in Geneva in 1923 and 1924. He was one of the representatives of the Government of the Irish Free State at the celebration of the 13th.  centenary at the celebration of St Columbanus in Bobbio in 1923. Admitted as a member of the Order of Malta in 1932, he was President of the  Irish Association Order of Malta 1939-1945 and Director of its Ambulance Corps 1938 – 1945. Admitted as a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Buried in St Anne’s Cemetery, Cork.