Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lynch/Crean Lynch

A junior branch of the Lynch Blosse family baronets, who obtained leases of the Clogher estate, in the parishes of Burriscarra and Drum, barony of Carra, and in the parish of Tagheen, barony of Clanmorris, county Mayo, for 999 years from Sir Henry Lynch Blosse 8th Baronet in 1788. Family members had mercantile interests at Cadiz in Spain. In the 19th century Elizabeth Lynch married Andrew Crean Lynch of Hollybrook, parish of Tagheen, who bought the Clogher estate from his brother in law Patrick Lynch. By the 1860s Patrick Crean Lynch was in financial difficulties and advertised for sale both his Hollybrook and Clogher estates. Part of the Hollybrook estate was in the parishes of Kilbennan and Kilconla, barony of Dunmore, county Galway. The Irish Times reported details of the purchasers of some lots in this sale though other lots were adjourned. In 1870 one of of his daughters, Helena Mary, married James Charles FitzGerald Kenney of Kilclogher, county Galway. They were the parents of James FitzGerald Kenney, Cumann na nGaedheal TD for south Mayo 1927-1944 and Minister for Justice 1927-1932. In 1873, another daughter of Patrick Crean Lynch married Anthony Joseph MacDermott of Ramore, county Galway, and he and other persons sold over 3000 acres in county Mayo to the Congested Districts' Board in March 1913. Over 600 acres belonging to the Crean Lynchs in county Galway was vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 11 June 1914.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Clogher Clogher Burriscarra Castlebar Clogher 59 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M180 785
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 38
Hollybrook Boleybeg Tagheen Claremorris Tagheen 93 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M278 721
OS Sheet: 111
Discovery map: 38
Newborough Bunagarraun Kilbennan Tuam Foxhall 218 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M362 593
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 39

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Crean Lynch, 6 Dec 1861 & 13 June 1862, Vol 63 & 65, MRGS 39/032 & 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Crean Lynch, 22 Apr 1864, Vol 72, MRGS 39/035, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Crean Lynch, 30 June 1865, Vol 77, MRGS 39/038, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Crean Lynch, 5 July 1857, Vol 86, MRGS 39/042, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Crean Lynch and FitzGerald Kenney Papers, contact the Archivist; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • CLESHAM, Brigid. Report on the FitzGerald Kenney Papers. 1996; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Pedigree of Lynch of Dughisky (Merlin Park), Co Galway and Lynch/Crean Lynch and Lynch of Gahody, c 1720-c 1800. Go MS 112: 328-329; National Library of Ireland
  • Clogher photos & sales catalogue of household effects 24/27 Apr 1967. 011/047, 0094/006 & 087/048; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Hoey & Denning, solicitors' collection, includes miscellaneous papers re estate of Patrick Crean Lynch in Cos Galway & Mayo, Landed Estates' Court, 1861. Small Accs. Index 99, Parcel 33, 2/462/19; National Archives of Ireland
  • Survey and Report of Samuel Nicholson on the estate of Sir Robert Lynch Blosse in the baronies of Claremorris and Carra, April 1844. P45/09/14 ; Tuam Diocesan Archives, Tuam
  • Joyce, Mackie & Lougheed, auctioneers' collection, includes 16 leasess from Andrew Crean Lynch to tenants of Newtown, all dated 8 Apr 1833 & other records relating to the Lynch estate at Clogher, 19th century. D.15854-15876, Co 3495-3502, M.1455-1464; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources