Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lynch (Carrowbeg North)

The Lynchs owned an estate of 337 acres at Carrowbeg North, parish of Belclare, barony of Clare, county Galway, in the mid 19th century and Charles Lynch is recorded as still resident there in a parliamentary return dated 1906. He had actually died in late December 1905 as reported in the ''Galway Express'' of 30 December 1905. Captain Charles Lynch of the East York Militia married twice. His first wife was Belinda O'Conor Donelan who died in 1862 and his second wife was a French of Pollnahallia, parish of Donaghpatrick, county Galway. He was succeeded by his son Major Dominick Lynch who sold the estate to the Hoade family in the late 1940s. Melvin writes that members of the family of Lynch of Shannonbridge were army officers and that they married into the Bodkins of Carrowbeg so it is presumed that this property came into Lynch possession through the Bodkin marriage. McNulty also traces a Lynch Bodkin link. Marie, daughter of Captain Stephen Lynch of Berwick's regiment in France married Oliver Bodkin of Carrowbane, Tuam, county Galway, one of the Bodkin murder victims. Another victim was Marcus Lynch, a merchant from Galway, who may have been a relative of Maries. She died in 1730.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Carrowbeg House Carrowbeg North Belclare Tuam Claretuam 209 Clare Galway OSI Ref: M370 503
OS Sheet: 43
Discovery map: 39