John Hunt (antiquarian)

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John Durell Hunt (28 May 1900 – 19 January 1976)[1] was a historian, antiquarian, and collector. Together with his wife Gertrude, he amassed the collection that today forms the basis of the Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland. He encouraged Lord Gort to restore Bunratty Castle. He is commemorated by a bust in the castle because of this. He also led to the creation of both the Craggaunowen and Lough Gur visitor centres through his interest in prehistory. The Hunts first settled at Lough Gur, near Limerick, and later in Dublin. Remarkably, in both these domestic settings they housed and openly displayed their valuable collection.


  1. ^ O'Connell, Brian (23 January 2014). "John Hunt: The Man, The Medievalist, The Connoisseur". The O'Brien Press – via Google Books.