Death of Lord Clonbrock

Luke Dillon, Major Figure in the Land War

Lord Clonbrock Dead

Notable Figure in Land War

He was of the extreme Conservative type

Baron Clonbrock died in Dublin on Saturday aged 83.  Luke Gerald Dillon, to give him his family name, was second son of the third Baron and of a daughter of the first Baron Churchill.  He had a distinguished career in Eton and Balliol, and passed into the Diplomatic Service serving as an attaché in Berlin in 1856 and Vienna in 1859.

He was afterwards associated with Irish Governmental affairs, and was of the extreme Conservative type, a P.C. in 1898.  He was H.M.L, and Custos Rotulorum for Co. Galway and in 1900 Edward Martyn, Tullyra, tendered him his resignation as D.L.

He was one of the most energetic of the Irish landlord party in the Upper House, and in Ireland in connection with the Landowners’ Association during the land agitation.  He was married in 1866 to a daughter of the second Baron Crofton, and is succeeded by his son, the Hon Robert E. Dillon.

Galway Observer, 19 May 1917

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